So Sew English Fabrics ran a contest to win a coverstitch, so I had to try to win! ( didn’t win.) I want a coverstitch so so much. The contest was to find a pinterest picture and recreate it using their gorgeous fabrics!!! They are by far my favorite fabric company (and no I am not being compensated in any way to say this). I chose to use this green and pink boho mandala fabric in double brushed polyester. So so pretty.
I whipped both these robes up in the same day, making some minor changes to both patterns. I searched for a matching Mommy and me robe pattern, without any success. For my robe I used the Patterns for Pirates Summer Kimono (aff link). I am super short, only 5’0″ tall, so I made it at the straight hem length and it works quite well. In fact, I now love the Summer Kimono and want to make a million more of them. It is perfect to wear with leggings (covering the booty) and we all know I love my Giggle Poo Mommy and Me leggings.
For daughter’s robe, I found it difficult to find a child size robe in a knit fabric, so I used Peek-a-Boo Pattern’s Comfy Cozy Robe for kids. To make it look more like my robe, I made quite a few changes. Although the robe pattern is designed for woven fabric, I used it with knit and it worked well. I skipped the hood, the cowl and the binding. I wanted it to look like mine and the contest ended the next day. I just folded over the edges around the neck 1/2 an inch and top stitched. Of course, it would have looked better with a coverstitch, but I made it work without one. My son gets photo credits. He did an amazing job, especially since my daughter was less than cooperative and was not really digging the rollers, but she loved her robe. 🙂
Here are a couple more pictures my son took:
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