August 23, 2016

Fall Leaves Robe

In just 3 more days, my daughter will turn five. I cannot believe it! The years are flying by so fast. And next month, she will start kindergarten. So as a countdown to my daughter's birthday, I will share posts featuring items I've sewn for her over the years all month long. Today, I'm sharing another hooded robe I made for her using towels.

I previously shared a post about a hooded robe I made for my daughter using a couple old towels. That robe was made using a navy blue towel and a white, yellow, and blue towel. That robe had a nautical theme and featured an anchor. Well, I enjoyed that project so much that I made another robe for my daughter.  For this one, I used a burgundy towel, a tan towel, and a strip of fabric. While the first robe was made using towels that I had for a while, the burgundy and tan towels were new, and this time, I made sure that the towels are thinner. The towels I used for the first robe were really thick, and that created issues with my sewing machine.  I was able to sew the thinner towels with no problems.
I used a burgundy towel, tan towel, and leafy fabric for this project.  I did not use a pattern. Instead, I used one of my daughter's hoodies as a guide to make the pieces for this robe. I traced around the body of the hoodie to make the back body piece of the robe using the tan towel. Then I used that piece to create the two front body pieces.

I used the Fall Leaves fabric for the edging of the sleeves and robe. I am so ready for fall. I know it's just around the corner!

 I also used the Fall Leaves fabric on the robe's belt. 

This robe is still in pretty good shape, so I'm going to pass it down to my son. I'm glad I did make a few things in neutral colors!


  1. Your girl is so blessed to have a wonderful moma like you who makes all these one of a kind pieces for her.

  2. That is really adorable! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Hello Fall Party. Pinned.