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Summer Sewing, Quince Robe #1

The ultimate lounging robe for summer days and nights. The Seamwork #SeamworkQuince is a relaxed unisex day robe with optional waist tie belt. I sewed up view one, the duster length version in a soft sage green cotton double gauze.

This robe is the second item in my planned Summer 22-23 projects, designed as part of my first collection from the Seamwork Design Your Wardrobe course.

🧡 Sewed up overnight! I was in the zone, watching films or listening to my favourite sewing podcasts while cruising through stitching seams.

The Seamwork Quince pattern can be downloaded for free if you sign up to the newsletter. I've been a member for a few years now but this is the first Seamwork pattern I've sewn up for myself!

It's a very straight forward project with a sewing order that works really well for beginners in my opinion. I'm an amateur garment sewist and very well practiced home decor seamstress so this was a relatively quick and easy project though I made it a little harder for myself by using double gauze and changing the pocket shape into a curved bottom edge.

I love the wide sleeves and deep cuffs of this pattern. It gives the robe such a nice balanced look and it can be elegant, breezy or casual and cozy, depending on the fabric you make it up in.

At first, I had planned to use this robe as a beach cover up but the colour of the double gauze made me think it would be better suited to a dressing gown so I added a couple of cotton lace trim scraps to decorate the mid sleeve panels.

Fit notes: I'm roughly a size 16-18-20 in most RTW clothing so to create a generously sized robe I made this in a size 20.

My measurements at the time were 116cm bust, 100cm waist, 126cm hips.

The robe is meant to be a relaxed fit and the sleeve length is comfortably sitting across the middle of the back of my hands.

Fabric: Cotton Double Gauze (muslin) from Spotlight Stores in Sage colour.

I bought this fabric with the intention of sewing either a robe or loose overshirt for summer. Once pre-washed, it turned out a bit more cozy than I expected, but it's perfect for wearing on rainy days, sleep ins or to keep biting bugs away from my arms in the evenings.

Yardage used: 4m of 130cm wide cotton double gauze from Spotlight

Notions: Rasant thread in sage #652, vintage lace trim

Needle: Universal 70/10

Tag: One of my own custom printed soft cotton tags for my sensitive skin. I had a yard of these 100% cotton tags printed via Spoonflower and now I have enough tags to last me several lifetimes...

I am planning to make another Quince Robe (a little longer) in deep cobalt blue for my Autumn wardrobe.

See more of my sewing plans on the original post for my Summer wardrobe project.

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