Monday, January 9, 2012

Vintage Robe - Simplicity 3712

I needed something warm and cozy for hanging around the house, and this vintage Simplicity pattern fit the bill. Simplicity 3712 from 1961, is a raglan sleeve robe, with a small collar and front button closing. I used a red sweatshirt material, which made for really easy sewing.  The pattern included darts on the upper sleeves as well as the neckline, creating a tailored look. It is rather glamorous for something not intended to leave the house. I made version one complete with the embroidered monogram, done in satin stitch.

3712 source

I only made some slight changes to the overall pattern. I added some belt loops to keep the sash in place, added a cell phone sized pocket and hemmed quite a few inches off.  I thought the buttons might be uncomfortable while lounging, but I don't even notice them. I like this robe even more than a conventional wrap style robe because everything stays in place. The collar and buttons give off a neat appearance while I'm acting slovenly. Of course lounging would not be complete without my beloved bunny slippers.

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  1. Adorable styling! You remind me of Laverne with that monogram :-)

  2. Oh. my. GOODNESS. This is completely adorable. I love that you used sweatshirt material. So clever :)

  3. Not only is this a totally awesome garment, but your photos are FABULOUS! Love, love, love it.

  4. What a great robe! And I LOVE the curlers!

  5. Love this robe..and The curlers in your hair, is just the ideal picture..