Monday, August 15, 2011

McCalls 8560- Miss Marple Robe

I stole my mom's idea to re-read all the Agatha Christie novels. I am limited by the library to only 5 books (!) until my card is 1 month old, so I checked out a 5-in-1 Miss Marple and a 3-in-1 Poirot. Then I forced Andrew to watch a Miss Marple on Netflix, which only is partial payback for forcing me to go watch Transformers 3 in 3-D. Worst movie ever!
My pattern, from 1966.
So now he has been calling me Miss Marple, since I am an old person at heart and like to do old people-y things. He talked me into a Miss Marple-like plaid in pink and brown. Oh, it's anti pill polar fleece. Thus, I present to you, the Miss Marple Robe/House coat.

Pattern: Mccalls 8560 from 1966. It's nice that McCalls dates their own patterns.

Fabric: Anti-pill polar fleece in a light pink and brown plaid

Notions: For some reason I already had two spools of light pink thread and I used two left over buttons from a jacket I made for my mom. Poor mom; I was too new to sewing and didn't take ease into account, so it turned out gigantic. 

Time: Maybe 3-4 hours, I busted out the whole thing yesterday.

Cost: $22

Wooden buttons
 It has a kind of crazy, Star Trek stand up collar, but whatever, it's just a robe.
 Pictures are taken on the front porch/sun porch.

I made no attempts to line up the plaid...

Dinosaur pose
 There are windows from the living room to the porch that serve no purpose.
Oh hai!
 Anyhoo, I now have an excellent robe for the winter and I used up another pattern from my stash. Yay!

On to curtains for the bathroom, a shower curtain and a closet curtain. I ended up buying the green, blue and grey circles on the white background. It should look really nice!

9 comments:

  1. That robe is super cute, I love it!!

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  2. I think that is a great robe! I love the stand up collar it looks great on and probably very warm. I really like that style. I like the look of your new place too.

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  3. Was it easy to sew with the fleece? I've never used it, but have a great vintage robe pattern. Maybe I should bust one out before the weather turns cold.

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  4. Fleece is super easy to sew- you hardly need any pins and no seam finishing because it will never fray!

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  5. Love the robe and my favourite bit is the collar...I think it looks really neat! Now I want to read some agatha christie!!!

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  6. This may be the best robe ever. I ADORE the collar, and the dinosaur pose made me choke on my coffee. Hi. Larious!

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  7. This looks very cozy and warm. Wouldn't it be great if it were actually cool enough in Chicago to wear a soft, fleecy robe? (I'm a fellow Chicago-based seamstress/teacher/blogger. Welcome to the Second City.)

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  8. Wow, I've never been tempted by robe patterns, and I only just started wearing a robe after I got one for Christmas two years ago, because I realized it kept me warm in my parents' arctically cold home. Long story short, now I want to make one too! Isn't it nice when the plaid lines up and you didn't mean it to?

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