I’ve made myself a summer robe with Liberty lawn and I love it.
It seems indulgent to use such delightful fabric for clothing I don’t wear in public but
- I do wear it most days a week, even if only briefly
- I have a large stash of lovely fabric
- this is not my only piece of Liberty lawn
- Liberty lawn is expensive but not rare, and
- beautiful fabric should be sewn
This is BurdaStyle 01/2012 #134B in a size 48 with extra width added to the front edges and the front bands also a bit wider than Burda intended.
I like my robes generously sized!
@sewover50 put pattern mixing in my mind so I used a coordinating rainbow striped lavender cotton gauze for the front bands, sleeve bands and belt.
This gauze is a long term stash dweller. My initial intention for it was a balloon blind or drapes for my toddler daughter’s room – yes that daughter who is now 22 years old.
Liberty lawn really is the best- lovely to sew, feels delightful against your skin, and beautiful patterns and designs.
Perfect to wear while you’re still waking up with your first cup of coffee on a warm summer morning