|Ottobre Design Magazine: 06-2011-36 (Ju-do-ka-ko bathrobe) - Type:Loungewear |
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|Pattern Description: I set out to make the Ottobre 06/2011 Bathrobe. It is # 36 and called "Ju-do-ka-ko." I wanted to make it for Mr. T because he has no robe at the moment and because he loves martial arts. The robe is fully lined and has a martial arts feel to it. |
Pattern Sizing: 128-170 cm. I traced and cut a 152 for Mr. T who wears a size 10 in RTW. I wanted it a bit big so he could grow into it. This robe pretty much fit me! (and I'm a small on top and a 10 on bottom). I'm sure the 170 would be a perfect fit for me! lol.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did! Once I finally got to the end... lol.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Tracing took me 1.5 hours, cutting took me over 2 hours and sewing took me about 4-5 hours. Most of the instructions were easy but this was a super time consuming project. the joining of the sleeves from shell to lining lost me and I didn't read close or get the joining of the shell to lining at the bottom.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the end result. Most of the pattern is easy to do, just very time consuming.
Fabric Used: Geeks gone wild pac-man black 100% cotton for the shell, Remix Zig Zags Red 100% cotton chevron for the bands and pocket, and Urban Flannel Stripe Blue 100% cotton for the lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:Joining the shell and lining at the arm bands was where trouble began. I did not get the instructions at all. A picture would have been a million times better. I could not envision this so I made do with my own way. I pressed the lining hem under, slipped it into the arm hole the way it should go (wrong sides together) and then top stitched around the outside on the very edge of the red band. I know it isn't right but T won't care and inside is where it looks goofy. (If anyone knows what they meant please, let me know).
I did my own thing for the bottom hem joining the shell and lining too.
Conclusion: If you want to make your child a special robe - go for it! This project was LONG but worth it to see how happy T was when I gave it to him. This is a very time consuming project. It is also fabric consuming. Total cost of fabric was $45. Despite the challenges and time, I'm glad I made this robe. Would I do it again? I'm not so sure!
I have a huge write up about my steps on my blog as well as a TON more pictures. Thanks!