Here in Tropical North Queensland just now it is winter. Now winter here is relatively mild - days are around 20-25C, but we do get some chilly mornings - getting down to around 10C.
I know 10C isn't that cold for most people - and I grew up in the North of England - so really it shouldn't be that cold to me - but I have adapted and gone soft - living here in Cairns, so anything below 20C is decidedly chilly!
Anyway, the other morning was one of those cold 10C mornings, and it inspired me to make a new dressing gown for my eldest daughter - whose current one is far too small!
I used the funkiest fleece I had in my stash - although not very girlie - she does like it!
I persuaded her to do some modelling after school..
But by then it was too hot outside - so that didn't last long!
Mickey approves too!
All snuggly and warm - and hopefully it will last her for a few years as she grows!
I didn 't use a pattern - just used some of her current clothes for size and her old dressing gown for the style.
I'll probably have to make one for my younger daughter, so perhaps I will make a tutorial for it when I do that! Watch this space!
The tutorial can now be found here: https://jembellish.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-make-dressing-gown-or-bath-robe.html