They turned out really cute! I used Target Fast Dry Towels on Anna's recommendation. They come in a million different bright and beautiful colors, so they are perfect for this. It will be a long time before I touch terry cloth with my sewing machine again, though. What a mess.... so much so that I almost didn't make the second robe, but I'm glad I did.
The girls have worn them at the beach, at the pool, at swim lessons, on our friend's boat, at breakfast as bathrobes. They find any excuse to put them on. And if my four year old has hers on, my nineteen month old wants hers, too.
The girls have gotten a lot of use out of these robes in the last two months, and they will still fit them next summer, so I won't have to make new ones for a while (yes!).
The hood on the pink robe is lined with Kate Spain's Central Park Children's Zoo. The hood on the blue robe is lined with David Walker's Hopscotch Girls at Play.
These robes are one of my favorite sewing projects ever. Dana's pattern is easy to follow. She gives different options: short or long sleeves, ties that go all the way around or just at the sides, lined or unlined hood. I highly recommend this pattern, and apparently so would about half of blogland... have you seen all the different versions of these out there?!? Nothing beats a project that makes your kids super happy, and this one is sure to please.
I'm linking up...