Robe of Infinite Cuteness

We keep our house pretty cold in the Winter, because we’re cheap asses.  Around 65 while we’re awake, and 59 while we’re sleeping.  But at times 65 still feels chilly, and poor Cheeks’s hands get pretty cold sometimes.  We had been putting sweatshirts on him…

Then I saw Simplicity 8224 and it was decided:  he needs a robe.


I think that we can all agree that animal ears automatically make baby and toddler clothes cuter.  Yes?  YES!

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The Lounge Wardrobe: The Robe

Last but not least, here’s the last garment from Simplicity 1720 that I’ll be sharing with you…for now. ;) After making a nightgown and a lounge set, I felt like there was a need for some additional coverage.

It’s view E; the robe with sash!

Cutting and sewing this garment was pretty straight forward and hassle free. I’ve done it many times before, but can I just say that I just LOVE how most knit garments sleeves are sewn? I have an irrational hatred of set-in sleeves, so sewing on the sleeve cap and then the length of the sleeve and side seam is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread.

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The Lounge Wardrobe: The Tank and Pants

After I got done sewing my nightgown, I was so jazzed about the pattern that I decided I needed to crank out some more garments from it.  So, I decided to give the tank (view C) and pants (view D) a shot.

When I first got done with the nightgown, I felt like it, as a size medium, was a bit big (that has been since taken care of by improper pre-washing and pre-shrinkage of my fabric) so I decided to give the size small a shot for both of these lounge pieces.

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The Lounge Wardrobe: The Nightgown

First things first: Happy Memorial Day to all of you American readers, and I just want to say how thankful I am to all of the folks who defend our country, and to their families, who must bear their absence, whether it be temporary or permanent. I am very grateful for all you do.

I’ve had this garment done since mid April or so, but I haven’t gotten around to blogging it until now. Meet my new nightgown, from the Simplicity 1720 pattern:


It’s kind of crazy how long it’s taken me to blog this when you consider how much I adore this thing. When I bought the pattern, I wasn’t even looking for it; I just happened to page through a Simplicity catalog during a 5/$5 sale at JoAnn, and there it was! The moment I saw it, I knew it would render some great PJs…and I wasn’t wrong.

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