Thursday, July 28, 2011

A new dressing gown for my daughter

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!


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Added note: I just finished the second robe - and the tutorial will be posted here next Tuesday!
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  1. Love this fabric! Spiders, purple, black, it's perfect! Looks very toasty too :) Btw, your winter sounds better than our summer here in London LOL

  2. Who doesn't like that robe? My kiddo would grab that one for her:)

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  3. It looks so wonderfully warm - love the redback spiders on it!

  4. You did a very nice job! I can't believe you did that without a pattern! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up for the Wild Wednesday Hop! Hope to see you back soon!

  5. So pretty for your the black star contrast on trim!

  6. very cute and just "grown up" enough for a wee girl.
    ♡ it


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