Friday, September 9, 2011

Beach Robes

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I had purchased the MADE beach robe pattern and sewed robes for both of the girls this summer. They love them!



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.




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15 comments:

Lucy said...

These are SUPER cute :)
xx

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

Adorable Gwen! I think I might need to find a toddler to sew one of these for...

Simone de Klerk said...

These really turned out cute! And your 'pink' daughter knows very well how to model the robe (o:

Jen @ My Own Road said...

Lol I know the dangers of working with terrycloth too, I tried to make washcloths once, but this is on a MUCH larger scale so I can only imagine the mess! Totally worth it though, they turned out great!

chris said...

The robes are darling. I'm so glad that they've been so well loved this summer...and will last! The hood linings are perfect choices. :) Have a great weekend.

Tanya said...

oh those are adorable robes!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

So super cute! And the fact that they love them makes all the "fluff" worth it, right? ;) Way to go mom!!
xoxo,
Amy

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Gwen..your girls look so comfy in these great robes, I can see why they adore them.

PinkGranny said...

Wonderful job Gwen, the girls look so cute in their robes.

Hele said...

i didn, t know that you call "that" robes, wich means dress in French.

they look cute and confortable, but if you had problems with that kind of fabric I can´t imagine the mess I would do...

Michele Pacey said...

They are so gorgeous Gwen! I can see why this is one of your favourite projects; it's always a bonus when the person you are making it for never wants to take it off. :)

Marci Girl said...

I made one of these a few weeks ago, and was so pleased with how it turned out. So cute. Yours are great, and it sure looks like your children love them!

CREATIVE MIND said...

like it..you know what i like the most in this post?the pic in which girly is sucking fingers :)
i was also having this habit in childhood..hahaha
following you with love

Erica {B is for Boy} said...

You know what I started using by accident and have LOVED keeping by my machine- one of those compressed air in a can things that you buy for your computer. It is amazing at getting all the lint and tiny thread off your machine and table... onto the floor then you can just sweep it up! I have also used it to get the link of fabric ... mine has lasted a while and it was only $5...

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Gwen these are so great!! I love the color choices and the lining fabric is too cute! Great job!

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