Design from Bertha Gray Hayes' miniature 4 shaft "Rosette" in the book of miniatures written by Norma Smayda et al. I expanded it to 8 shafts and 10 treadles.
10 yards for bath robe. This is my first ever sewing project. :)
Sleeves and back were attached here.
Front and collar attached here. Pockets and belt loops were sewn on earlier.
Sleeves and sides sewn and cuffs stitched. See my bet loops at the sides.
***More to come***
This is impressive. Someone will be spending every possible moment in a luxurious robe. How lovely!
That pattern is mesmerizing. I'm picturing more of a smoking jacket than a bath robe.
Well, maybe I can impersonate Jackie Gleason. :D
Reedguy - are you also a sewing machine guy? Will you make the robe?
And I agree with mesmerizing - I find my eye cannot sit still - it moves along all those lines. This will be fabulous! And I think I might need this book.
Yes, I'm going to be the tailor. I'm armed with pattern, books, sewing machine and serger. "No guts, no glory", a line from a movie. :)
(And I love BGH patterns, too.)
If pleased with the results of your robe when finished, please consider entering this in one of the juried fashion shows, say Convergence Reno 2018 perhaps? (It is such a thrill to follow projects online and see the real garments in person at a conference.)
I think you should rebrand your project as a "smoking" jacket, like in the vintage movies or the Mad Men era. I envision it photographed in the vicinity of a leather chair with perhaps a cigar languishing in an ashtry on the armrest...
I agree with every Sally said except the cigar. Make it a pipe, they smell better.
This is so nice to see the mintures in live cloth. I've got the monographs too. I've got a lot of the old monographs but black and white and old copies does them no justice. It's hard for me to visualize what the pattern be in yarn. This brings it back to life. Nice choice.
I would love to see something like this in PERSON.
And if you are shy, no worries - they hire models for the runway walk, then put the garment on exhibit for the following few days so everyone gets a chance to look at it up close.
P.S. Do you have enough scraps left to make a pair of matching slippers?
Yes there is lots of material left for slippers if one was inclined. :)I probably won't be making any fashion shows. But it's an interesting venue. ;)