Wednesday, January 28, 2015

warm and cozy

KS3644 did not disappoint.  What a nicely drafted pattern, and good instructions.  The longer I sew, the more I appreciate Kwik Sew.   Yes, the envelope art is stodgy but I can see past that now.  Every single KS pattern I have made has been successful.  

Here is the final result-I took photos yesterday morning when I got up.  I was unable to channel Sally Field and be vivacious.
Pretend we are sharing an apt and I just made coffee for you. 

The piping took extra time but really adds to the overall look of the robe.  After wearing it for 2 mornings, I was right to spend extra on good flannel.  The weight of this robe is just right, and I'll be able to wear it through spring. 

I'll get a review up on PR this week sometime, but wanted to share with you first.  Here, I poured you some coffee-it's on the counter next to the sugar. 

25 comments:

  1. Your robe looks wonderfully cozy! That same pattern is sitting in my sewing room, waiting to be made - when I'm not certain, but you have reminded me that it does need doing.

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  2. Your robe looks great! A lot better than the giant T shirts and sweatshirts I use for loungewear. Thanks for the coffee;)

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  3. Thanks for the coffee time. You look great.

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  4. It looks very cosy indeed. I agree with Kwik sew there illustrations are so much clearer. I tend not to read but glance at the pics. Their photos are very basic too. Oh and I'm a tea person first thing thank you very much:-)

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  5. Your robe looks wonderful. I think I need one. It will be cold in Virginia until May.

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  6. Just wonderful. Colors suit you well. Thanks for the coffee. I can always use it!

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  7. What a classy looking robe, Mary! All the detail work was certainly worthwhile.
    And I totally agree about KS...some of them are my TNT's. I hope the excellence of the patterns doesn't change now that they've been bought by the McCalls group...although they might improve the photos.

    Thanks for the coffee!

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  8. Very nice robe, Mary! I'm in the process of checking fabric for a robe myself. Enjoyed the coffee, thanks.

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  9. What a wonderful warm and gorgeous gown. Lovely.

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  10. Oh, it is a perfect robe. And does call for coffee, or perhaps a cup of tea. And I always love seeing piping. How about a close-up?

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  11. It really turned out nice! I love piping too- it adds that extra little touch. A cup of tea for me, please.

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  12. I love it! SOOO worth all of your hard work and effort. I have this pattern too. I need to put out the effort to make something as beautiful as yours!

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  13. No one,not even Sally Field, could possibly be vivacious before the first morning mug of coffee (or tea). Wonderful dressing gown, smart, nice fit, and stylish - great fabrics - I hope you enjoy this for years.

    I agree, Kwik Sew makes some great basics, just ready for interpretation. I used to think them old fashioned, but for classic basics they are great.

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  14. Oh very nice Mary! What a lovely robe and so nice and NOT pastel!
    Are those veggies stuck to the wall? Where is the al dente pasta? :)

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  15. I was going to comment on the veggies on the wall too! They are a riot!
    Great robe. I don't drink coffee but thanks for the offer!

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  16. FAB-U-LOUS! I agree, Kwik Sew was a wonderful line, back in the day.

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  17. I love the way your mug coordinates with the robe colors! Beautiful.

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  18. Love the robe. It is beautiful.

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  19. Beautiful, Mary. And the print and colors are exquisite on you. I agree, Kwik Sew patterns are a delight.

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  20. Beautiful robe! You did great!!! Love the flannel you chose and the colors are gorgeous.

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  21. The robe is gorgeous. Know you will enjoy it for a long time.. The fabric choice is fantastic..
    Enjoy the coffee break... and Have a great day.

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  22. Well, you look both elegant and very cosy in your new robe! The colours are really lovely.

    Umm...I'll take tea, if you please! I abhor coffee.

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  23. Fantastic…your robe looks fantastic and so cozy!

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  24. Gorgeous robe. Love the beautiful and unique fabrics you chose. They are not at all what I imagine when someone says "flannel robe".

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  25. Love your veges...LOVE them. Also mug. Your robe is lovely. KW patterns were always good. Loved the pattern art because the garment lines were more visible. Also like your blog and all the lovely warm colors of Tucson you use...:) Have a lovely week!

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