A few weeks ago I got asked by the lovely Dana from MADE to test out a new pattern that she came up with for a beach robe. I was so incredibly flattered that she asked me AND that I get to make something for The Bubb. As you know I don't use patterns and prefer to figure things out (read: make things up) as I go along. But the pattern is straight forward and there are so many variations that you can get exactly what you want. Plus the supplies are super easy to get...a towel, bias tape, and coordinating fabric if you want to line the hood.
I got my towel from Target and it worked perfectly and I was too lazy to make bias tape so I just used store bought, I know ick, but it worked well. For the lining of the hood I used Mineral Dot by Monaluna. I was actually thinking that I could make this robe with sherpa or fleece too! Anyway I decided to back the tie with the same fabric as the hood to have a little more pop of color.
Emmett really likes his new robe, we haven't tried it out at the beach yet as its been not very sunny here on the weekends (and it is summer!). But we use it after bath time and last time we were at the doctor's we actually thought it would be perfect for that, as there is usually a 5-15 minute wait after the nurse comes in before we see our doctor, and he gets cold. Usually we just redress him instead of him hanging out all naked. Anyway getting off topic!
Just want to say thanks Dana and we love our new robe!! If you want to purchase the pattern it can be found HERE and of course you can check out her amazing photos as well :)