I sewed this weekend. I know, I know. A sewing blog with a post about sewing. So confusing. I will give you a moment to gather your thoughts.
I am no longer a Burda virgin. I made a robe this weekend, from Burda 2653.
It is super easy. Really super easy. I actually made it in less than a day, and I am a slow sewist. It is made from thrifted 100 % waffle weave cotton. I ran out of fabric for the facings, so I used an old sheet, the colour is light green too and it works well. A sleeping Sorbetto and PJ bottoms are probably going to make an appearance soon too. The fabric is perfect for a summer robe. Which I need now that we finally have summer. Summer came with attitude, it is making up for lost time. Last weekend we had floods in our area because of the rain. Now the forecast is for 36 C, or 96 F, Sunday. Hot. Damned hot.
Back to the robe. I made A, which is full length (a novelty for me) with a hood, and I made it in the largest size, so it is big. I always think robes should be oversized, don`t you? With the hood up, one looks like Obi Wan Kenobi would if he had his colours done and he was told he was a spring.
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The pattern went together perfectly or it would have if I hadn't made a mistake in cutting one of the fronts. Which is odd because I cut the fronts doubled. I cut one side 3 inches longer at the front and tapered to the right length at the side. The other side was perfect. I cannot imagine how I managed to do that.
This is actually a test run of the pattern. I am in the planning stages of a robe for S (rubber duck PJ friend), she needs a ridiculously warm robe for winter as she is always cold. For her robe I am using only fleece that I have in my stash, and so therefore I will be piecing the fabric. Not in the down home quilted look, I am hoping for a cool Koos look. I almost have it in my head, not quite yet. But soon.
There is nothing like finishing a project you love to inspire you to sew more. I will be heading down to the sewing dungeon today to start another project. I know not what. Yet.