What to do with white french terry?
My intention was to make a robe – a fresh white robe just feels wonderful after a shower. However, I discovered that I only had 3 yards of fabric (huh, I really did mean to order 5 yards). Time to re-think this project.
I’ve been toying with the idea of a long button-front cardigan, a mix of the Ready to Sew Jamie Cardigan and the Blackwood Cardigan from Helen’s Closet. I don’t have the Jamie pattern, and the Blackwood is very slim, so I trolled the stash. Voila! Burda Style 09/2016 #119.
Yes, I made changes!
- I left off the collar and drafted 2″ wide facings for the front and back neckline.
- The original sleeve is very wide at the armscye and connects at the natural waist. I narrowed mine by 7″ on the front and back seam, which gave a nice kimono sleeve.
- I was short on fabric so I made a two-piece pocket with fun topstitching.
- And I cut 10″ off the bottom, which I refashioned into a 4″ wide hem band.
- For closure, I used 5/8″ buttons with silver #4 sew-on snaps. Easy peasy 🙂
I admit I sewed this with some trepidation, not totally convinced I was making something I would enjoy. But I love it with jeans!
I used my Frixion pens all over this as I was sewing and fitting, so I laundered it again when it was finished. The cotton terry is so soft and rumply.
Yes, I still want that white robe. I just ordered more fabric, because Cali Fabrics only had 7 yards left when I went looking!
Bye for now, Coco