an out-of-this-world men’s robe

by Archive from Blogger on March 6, 2010 · 7 comments

in 1950s,Mens

I never got around to blogging this cool robe I made for my husband for Xmas:

space robe

It’s from a 1957 Simplicity men’s robe pattern:

Simplicity 2312

With dressing gown, towelling bathrobe and smoking jacket versions!! I made the dressing gown view from some JoAnn’s flannel. It was a dream to sew, he loves his robe, and my 5-year-old loved picking out the fabric. I seriously recommend this pattern — I will be making every version eventually! More photos and details on my blog!

♥ Sarah

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Nathalie March 6, 2010 at 11:16 am

That is one very cool dressing gown! And I'll second how good that pattern is. I've used it to make my own husband a couple of dressing gowns – a tweed winter one with purple piping, and summer red linen one with white spots. The winter one I made is fabulous, if I say so myself, but your one is equally fabulous!


ClaireBee March 6, 2010 at 11:52 am

That's great, I love it!


sarah March 6, 2010 at 12:03 pm

thanks, ClaireBee! Nathalie – do you have pics of yours up anywhere? I'd love to see them!


Glorious Hats March 6, 2010 at 6:27 pm

So glad you did post it now. It is fabulous.


Sarah March 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Totally awesome!


When Ladies Dressed March 8, 2010 at 7:05 pm

What a great robe! I have some vintage men's patterns that I want to make for my hubs. This fun robe has inspired me!… Does your hubs smoke a pipe? lol


Atomic Mum March 10, 2010 at 7:51 am

I just love the fabric!


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