Thursday, March 18, 2010


Well, you know that little "vintage red satin robe" that's been sitting in my projects sidebar for, like, a year and a half now?
I finished it yesterday and I love it!
It's not perfect by any means, but it feels very glamorous - just like I'd hoped. Mindy & Nolan were over for a visit this morning, so I asked her to take a few pictures so I could show it to you.

I'm not going to lie - this was a really hard project to sew. Last year, when I started on it, I think I had to re-do the yoke three or four times. There are pockets, which I love, but were kind of hard too. But what I really love are the puffy sleeves.

And the back yoke is pretty too.
And somewhere around this time, Mr. Nolan decided that this robe should not be getting all of the attention. So, what else could I do? I had to play with him.

In conclusion, this robe is perfect for wearing while making pancakes, drinking coffee, lounging on the sofa and also getting baby kisses. And I'm so glad it's done.

By the way, guess what happened today? My camera came to my house! My eyes were stinging with tears and it was better than three Christmases put together. I am not even kidding. My dad asked me what would be the first thing I'd photograph with it and I was stumped. I was trying to think of something cool. I felt like there should be some ceremony, some pomp and circumstance, some inaugural photographic adventure...
but what ended up happening was that I popped the lens on it, inserted the battery and started taking pictures of whatever was around me, which was mostly my dog. She's always around me.


Mary said...

Wonderful. All of it.

mindy said...

well, you already know i love the robe, but i'll just reiterate's gorgeous!

and your camera!! i'm so happy and we can go on all sorts of photographic adventures together. hooray!

60ish and Glad said...

Oh - I bet Nolan loved that robe. My little serious boy! SO glad you got finished. My sewing teacher in the ninth grade gave me a C on my apron. She told me I should never sew with Satin because I did not have a natural skill. So - I have never even WORN satin!

Amy Button said...

That robe is fantastic! And it looks like it was hard to sew, slicky fabric, puffs and all.

I love Mamie!