Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

I was strangely smitten with this pattern when I saw it, nostalgia for the granny comfort of it. Something my Ma or Gran-ma would have worn in the 70's.  I got it on sale recently on the Vogue pattern site.  Much to my amusement, rifling through my vintage patterns on the very day this pattern arrived, I found this:

It may be hard to see details with my terrible lighting, but the robes are EXACTLY the same.  The vintage version gave an option of a tie belt.

And  never mind sizes changing, look at that $1.00 price verses today's  $22.50!!!  I would NEVER pay that for a bathrobe pattern.  I thought I was kind of crazy for committing to buying fabric for this thing, but blame it on the nostalgia!

The tradition of late pajama pants at my house is strong and thriving.  I'm glad I'll get them done eventually.  It used to be homemade cookie ingredients I bought and never made, until the kids started baking them up.  I threw out more than a few jars of green and red sprinkles.

And Happy Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, or whatever you may celebrate if you're celebrating.


  1. I prefer the Simplicity pattern because of the raglan sleeves. These type of robes remind me of the kind my mom wore during the 60's and 70's. I may try this style out as a tunic.

  2. Ha! Why couldn't I see those raglan sleeves? But yep, they were part of the Mom uniform.

  3. You can make some really comfy robes out of these patterns! Hope your Christmas was wonderful. Have a Happy New Year!

    1. I love them! Wrapping yourself in nostalgia sounds wonderful.