Oh my goodness, I can't decide which one I like more. I can't, they're both cute in their own way. No buttons on this version, just a tie belt. Since my fingers are still sore from turning the tie belt over from yesterday's make, I thought I would take it easy on my fingers and make a ribbon tie belt.
The trim used on the robe was added to the ribbon.
Just a couple of minor changes to the pattern instructions. The pattern calls for the collar facing to be turned under at the neckline seam and slip-stitched. Since the serger does a wonderful job finishing the seam edges I stuck to that. And the treatment of the interfacing calls for the interfacing to be fused to the front pieces. I followed the pattern instructions on this for the little boy's version but with this one I fused the interfacing to the facing pieces. I would say that I found pinning and stitching the collar and neckline, it's easier to go with the pattern's instructions.
Well, I can check off another gift off the Christmas list. One more gift to stitch up tomorrow night.
Fabric: 1.4 metres
Interfacing: 0.6 metres (fusible interfacing)
Ribbon: 1 metre
Trim: 1.5 metres
Additional Tools & Supplies: Sewing machine, serger, threads (for the sewing machine, serger and hand-stitching), hand needle, pins, cutting table, scissors, clippers, walking foot, iron, ironing board, coffee, wrist brace and cookies.