I got this challenge entry done by it's deadline, but between altering a friend's bridesmaid dress and making a dress for a neighbor, I haven't had much opportunity to post.
I'm not too fond of this dressing gown, to be honest. My original plan was to make a banyan for Mr. G, but he was unable to find any suitable fabric in time and so I had to improvise. This is bare bones, seat-of-pants, last minute stuff made from what I had closest to hand at the time and it shows. When I first looked through my stash, it seemed as though all the fabrics I had planned to use either had insufficient yardage or were in hiding, so I was left with seven yards of red gingham homespun that makes me look like a lumberjack.
Here's the back. Along with the annoying-as-hell-to-hem collar.
I will not lie, this thing is probably going to be buried in the back of my closet and never see the light of day again.
The Challenge: Robes and Robings
Fabric: Red gingham homespun
Pattern: Period Impressions 1837 robe front day dress
Notions: Thread and lace
How historically accurate is it? Machine sewn, so not very
Hours to complete: 20
First worn: Never, and likely to stay that way.
Total cost: My sanity and dignity.