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A Robe Fit for the Queen

I've been out looking for a robe and gown for my hospital bag.  I found a few I liked but the price didn't fit into my gown & robe budget.  So, I decided to jump out there and make one for myself. 
I found a tutorial that seemed pretty easy on ToBeContinued: Ladies Kimono Robe- A Tutorial!

Thursday, hubby and I stopped by Hancock Fabric to get more fabric for slipcovers for the glider (post coming soon).  I found a value fabric for $4.95/yard that we both thought was pretty cute.  I bought 3 yards instead of 2.5 yards like the tutorial suggested.   I was nervous I would mess something up.
I did not follow all the steps of the tutorial but I used it for a guide.

Here's how I made my robe:
Easy DIY Robe
  1. Cut the fabric a length of 74".
  2. Fold the fabric in half length wise. Then, pin the edges.
  3. Find the center (the fold from the fabric being on bolt may still be there). Fold the fabric in half again. 
  4. Measure 11" from the folded edge. Then, measure 16" from the center. Using a washable marker, mark the measurements then make an upside down L by connecting the markings.
  5. With the fabric still folded, cut out the  upside down L.  
  6. Unfold the fabric.  Measure 3" from the center on both side and mark from the folded edge to the bottom of the fabric. Cut out the the rectangle with a curved edge on the fold.
  7. Hem (1/4") the edges of the sleeves (reverse stitch at the edges).
  8. With right sides together, pin the bottom of both sleeves and down both sides.  Then, sew them using a 1/2" seam (reverse stitch at the edges).
  9. Hem (1/4") the bottom edge.  
  10. Hem the inner edges and neckline (1/4").
  11. Cut the scrap piece from the center cut out in half.   
  12. With like sides together, sew the edges together.  Then, sew a 1/4" hem in the edges of the long piece.
  13. Fold the long piece in half with like sides together.  Sew the raw edge together.  
  14. Pull the fabric to the right side.  Sew the open edges together (reverse stitch).
  15. Iron both pieces.
It took about 1 hour to complete.

Check out my finished product.  I took this picture before I ironed. Not bad for my first attempt at sewing an article of clothing.

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