I made The Beach Robe

Once Dana posted The Beach Robe pattern for sale I snagged it up immediately. I already knew I was going to be making this for my niece’s birthday. Dana’s pattern only goes up to a size 4 and my niece wears a 6, so I just gave myself an extra 1/2″ all around the size 4 pattern. My niece has not tried it on yet, but I have no doubt it will fit her. I tried the robe on before sewing the arms on and it fit me (snugly of course) and it was a bit big for my 3T wearing boy. So you can adjust the pattern if need be. I decided to put contrasting fabric inside the hood.

And on the underside of the tie. I just love that little pop of surprise!
I ended up having to purchase two large beach towels to accommodate for the larger size, while the 3 packages of bias tape still worked perfectly.
Her pattern was extremely easy to follow and I would recommend it to anyone. The only issue I had was with sewing the bias tape on the tie. For some reason I just couldn’t get the bias tape to look good on the edges. I tried and tried to get it perfect but just couldn’t. So the perfectionist in me finally gave in and left it looking a little wonky. I really don’t think my niece will notice and I’m ok with admitting defeat…this time. So lesson learned, make your tie first and don’t leave it for the morning when 3 kids are running around at your feet!
Thanks for a great pattern Dana, I forsee lots of these being made!

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  1. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says:

    HA! I would love to see a pic of it on YOU! Lol – totally made me laugh when I read that :)

    Have a great Monday!

  2. Oh it's so cute! Love the fabric lining you chose! And great job with sizing the pattern up. Love it!
    And yes…haha….I can't believe you tried it on :). Funny image in my mind!

  3. So cute!
    I'll be buying this one too to make for the kiddos. LOVE!

  4. Michelle says:

    Adorable! I need to learn to sew – such cute stuff!

  5. liZ evans says:

    I love the robe…super cute…
    …also, I just voted for your skirt over at Crafterhours, it's so cute and looks so comfortable!
    liZ
    (simplesimonandco)

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