The pattern only goes to size 5, so I emailed Dana and asked if it was easily sized up, she said she thought it would be and since Emma only really needs the length sized up, I bought the pattern. Dana is amazingly good at breaking down each step and explaining a pattern like she's in your sewing room with you helping out. And after my last experiences from Burda, this was a welcome relief.
|Love this kid. He's so silly and funny. Chris said he looked like Obi Wan in his robe. He thought that was great!!|
And the pattern is very customizable. I went with partial ties on both robes (because I didn't want to fool around with cutting out enough to make a full tie that went all the way around). Emma wanted short sleeves on her's and Oren wanted long sleeves. Emma said she didn't want a hood, but I decided for her that she did. I lined both hoods which took about 1 extra minute and makes it look so much nicer.
|Pa (my Dad) snuck up on them and posed behind them. They didn't even notice till he grabbed them.|
I would fully advise reading the directions carefully before beginning and when she recommends getting 2 towels, get 2 and that way you don't have to put the robes on hold until you can get back to the big city to buy another towel in each color only to find out that the towels Oren picked are now sold out so you have to finish Emma's until you can get to Walmart to let Oren pick out 2 new towels. Also, when she says 3 packs of bias tape, you'd be smart to get 3 or 4...You can always take it back if you don't need it, and it's a bummer to only buy 2 and get about a foot from finishing when you run out. But I wouldn't know from personal experience or anything...
|She was not thrilled with getting out of the water for some pictures by the way. Emma is like me...she'd live at the beach from morning till night if we let her. No going up to the house for her! ;)|
P.S. I wish I was a big enough blogger that people would assume this was a paid-for post. These are completely my own ramblings, I just wanted to spread the love.
P.P.S. Does anyone know why sometimes blogger accepts pics great and sometimes they come out all grainy-looking even though you saved them looking good? HELP me and my pics, please?!?