After hemming the psychedelic terrycloth robe, the only thing left to do was add pockets.
Originally I thought I'd make the rectangular ones from the pattern, but then it occurred to me that it might be more interesting to make round patch pockets for a groovier feel. Tracing a bread plate, I cut four circles, stitched each pair right sides together (leaving a small opening), and then turned them right side out. I used a little fusible web to seal the opening.
Next I topstitched them, then stitched them to the robe, leaving an opening at the side/top. (These are really just to hold a Kleenex or keys.)
And voilá, my robe is finished and ready for mother! (Tune in tomorrow for her reaction.)
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I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns. I also sew for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!