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Comfy Cozy Robe

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Author Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop
Price $7.95
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by SeasonalSewist
on January 3rd, 2014

“I made four of these for my grandkids. I'm a good sewist, but I had some trouble with this pattern, so I think this is not a good pattern for a beginner.

Most importantly, the yardage given for the contrast is not enough if one is using 42" flannel. I ended up having to go back to the fabric store, always a miserable experience in my rural area, to get just a bit more, then having to pre-wash that bit more, in four separate loads because flannel is not always colorfast. So, my review is colored by that experience.

The pattern has two options, hood and cowl. I made the cowl option. The pattern pieces have a piece 1 and piece 2 for the cowl. However, there is a third piece, but that is detailed in the cutting layout and on the sleeve pattern piece, not on the cowl pattern pieces. I thought that terribly confusing. It should be detailed on either piece 1 or piece 2.

Another confusing bit is the front and back are cut from the same pattern piece. One is to fold the pattern back along specific lines to cut the front. This is done to save paper. However, since the pattern lines are on different pages, it is difficult to piece together the sheets and figure out what lines are for cutting. If one has a color printer, this might be easier, but with a black ink only, it took me an hour to piece the first pattern properly. I've worked with many pdf patterns in the past and find those that use different dashes, dots, or other line styles to indicate sizes are infinitely more useful than colored coded.

Finally, the way the pattern comes together makes it pretty much essential that the edges need finishing, especially on the cowl, as it shows. The bias tape finishing seemed bulky to me, so I decided not to do it and it is noted as "optional." It was not happy with the finished product because, even zigzagged, the raw edges on the cowl look bad. If I make this pattern again, I will figure out how to enclose the cowl seam.

My grandkids loved the robes and I learned to layout pattern pieces, measure the yardage myself, before heading to the dreaded fabric store.”

Snuggle up your little ones in the Comfy Cozy Robe! Perfect for bath time, pool time or over PJs on cold winter mornings. The Comfy Cozy Robe includes options for a hood or classic cowl neck. Oversize pockets keep hands cozy and the robe ties with a sash.

Pattern comes with a full tutorial and color photos in an easy to print PDF. Pattern pieces are computer generated and color coded for easy cutting. New to sewing? No problem- the tutorial will walk you through and if you get stuck I'm always available to help you out via email.

Sizes:
6-12 mos.
12-24 mos.
2/3
4/5
6/7
8/10
12
18" Doll

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Fabric: Fleece, terry cloth, flannel, cuddle, interlock knits, etc.
Bias Tape (optional)

*See supplemental photos for yardage requirements for each size

by SeasonalSewist
on January 3rd, 2014

I made four of these for my grandkids. I'm a good sewist, but I had some trouble with this pattern, so I think this is not a good pattern for a beginner.

Most importantly, the yardage given for the contrast is not enough if one is using 42" flannel. I ended up having to go back to the fabric store, always a miserable experience in my rural area, to get just a bit more, then having to pre-wash that bit more, in four separate loads because flannel is not always colorfast. So, my review is colored by that experience.

The pattern has two options, hood and cowl. I made the cowl option. The pattern pieces have a piece 1 and piece 2 for the cowl. However, there is a third piece, but that is detailed in the cutting layout and on the sleeve pattern piece, not on the cowl pattern pieces. I thought that terribly confusing. It should be detailed on either piece 1 or piece 2.

Another confusing bit is the front and back are cut from the same pattern piece. One is to fold the pattern back along specific lines to cut the front. This is done to save paper. However, since the pattern lines are on different pages, it is difficult to piece together the sheets and figure out what lines are for cutting. If one has a color printer, this might be easier, but with a black ink only, it took me an hour to piece the first pattern properly. I've worked with many pdf patterns in the past and find those that use different dashes, dots, or other line styles to indicate sizes are infinitely more useful than colored coded.

Finally, the way the pattern comes together makes it pretty much essential that the edges need finishing, especially on the cowl, as it shows. The bias tape finishing seemed bulky to me, so I decided not to do it and it is noted as "optional." It was not happy with the finished product because, even zigzagged, the raw edges on the cowl look bad. If I make this pattern again, I will figure out how to enclose the cowl seam.

My grandkids loved the robes and I learned to layout pattern pieces, measure the yardage myself, before heading to the dreaded fabric store.

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