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Monday, January 31, 2011

Victorian Robe

Have you ever noticed how modern house coats and bath robes are lumpy squares of fabric that don't emphasize a woman's shape?  Well, truth be told, I've filled out a little and really need some help to "create" a more feminine shape.  So since I can't find a ready made feminine robe, I decided to make one.  The closest thing to what I was looking for is this Simplicity Victorian Robe pattern. It took me forever to find it at a reasonable affordable price (which I finally did on eBay)

 The next step was to find just the right fabric - all NINE yards of it. Then of course there were the yards and yards of lace.  Putting it all together was fairly easy, but adding all that lace was a test in patience for me.  But I did finish it and it really didn't take as long as I thought it would.

 It's not even close to being authentic in design, but still, it gives me a much nicer shape than the square modern ones.



I wear it almost every night. It's not as heavy or cumbersome as you might think and it's a lot of fun to wear. I feel like a princes floating around the house.  Now I need the perfect PJ's to go with it.

Patricia :o)

16 comments:

Peonies & Magnolias said...

You did such a magnificent job making it and it is absolutely gorgeous.

Sandy

Gramma Rita said...

It is absolutely beautiful! :D

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh you so are a princess! I can just picture you in it! it is gorgeous! nice work!

there is something terribly romantic about wearing an item that you yourself made with your own hands!

the eyelet lace is so sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I want one!

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Donna said...

I can tell you are a girlie girl...and I am one too so like the old saying goes..."it takes one to know one". You are right, you feel like a princess, so feminine wearing it! I had a gown that I treasured much like this one with little pin tucks in the bodice. I wore it for years until it wore out. I had a penoir when we firwst were married and it, too, made me feel so pretty. Really now I'm too warm at night to wear that much of a gown. Yours is just beautiful!!!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my goodness! That is stunning! You did such a beautiful job and I can certainly see why you would feel like a princess wearing that gorgeous robe! Love it!

Nancy said...

OMGosh I want one too! It turned out Beautiful!!

Nancy

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

How pretty! Don't you just feel like a victorian princess in that? You did a wonderful job!~Hugs, Patti

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH MY GOODNESS! That robe is exquisite! What a great job you did! I think it's perfect. What kind of slippies do you wear with it? Certainly nothing like the UGGS I wear, I'm sure. Has to be something sweet. And Jammies...yes..you MUST have just the perfect jammies! You must remember to show us when you find them.
Oh, and the wagon? I'll find one. I am determined. However even when I have found them all beat up and and a mess..and I have seen a couple of them...they are not even recognizable except for the faded letters on the poor rusted things. It's pathestic. But..you are right, sweet friend, one will appear. :)
Hugs..
Mona

donna said...

Your robe is so elegant and beautiful. I love the way it turned out. You did a wonderul job.

Val said...

Very nice. And I do appreciate your comment that it's not terribly authentic, but still nice! I have a pattern for a 1940s era robe that I had planned to make this winter. As of now, though, it still hasn't happened. Oops!

yaya said...

I came over from Starkey Hollow because of the vintage linen header...I love old linens and collect tablecloths. Very fun blog you have and your decorating and sewing projects are super! I love the Halloween post and the ideas are just so cute! I have many vintage Halloween post cards too. Fun hobby!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow this is so pretty! You are really talented. Glad I found your blog!

Gina E. said...

Ditto to all the above comments! You are so clever with a needle and thread, and I can just imagine you swanning around your home like a lovely princess!

Jean said...

Oh my! Love it. That turned out amazing. You're right it is so feminine and romantic.

Rose Haven said...

Oh Patricia...it's gorgeous!! I love the old-fashioned looking nightwear, too! I have a couple of patterns (well, actually, quite a few patterns) for items like these. :)

ahomespunyear said...

Wow that's so pretty...how clever to make something so gorgeous. So much nicer than any you can buy. I have the most horrendous dark blue furry garment that should be burrnt at once!