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The Not Quite Pink Robe

June 23, 2011

A few days ago dana released a new pattern for a beach robe and I knew immediately that I wanted to make one for Creamie.  That girl loves ANYTHING with a hood!  Only, things didn’t turn out exactly as I planned.  I bought a new pink towel which I was sure was going to be plenty of terry cloth to make a robe for a two year old.  And I laid out my pattern pieces and it was most definitely NOT enough towel.  Bummer.  But I was all excited to get started, and my bias tape was all made and everything was ready to go.  So I pulled out two old white towels and used those instead.

robe 4

Pink would have been cuter.  And it would have fit in  better with the whole Pink Week/National Pink Day.  But sometimes life doesn’t turn out perfectly.  Whatever. I got pink hair, and a white rough draft version of a robe.  I can’t complain because I still love the way this turned out.  And just because plan A doesn’t work out doesn’t mean plan B isn’t going to be awesome.  She wore it this afternoon at our Pinkalicious Party.  It is a million times better than giving her a towel in my opinion. I can tie it on her.

robe 3

What I wasn’t expecting was for the 3T-4T size to be so large.  She wears 3 and 4 T shirts, so I thought it would be just right.  Ha.  I should have made the 9 month size in width and the 4T size in length.  Lesson learned.  My kid is skinnier and taller than I think she is.

robe 2

I mean, a robe doesn’t need to fit tight or anything, but I can wrap it around her twice and have to knot the ties in the back so she doesn’t trip on them.  It was a good trial run.  And she asks to wear it to bed every single night.  Which is awesome.

robe 1

Speaking of pinkalicious party, I am exhausted.  We went through more than 200 cupcakes, almost 400 Otterpops, 80 pounds of ice and 5 gallons of pink lemonade.  If I don’t fall asleep at the computer I’ll post a few sneak peaks before I go to bed.  Happy Pink Day (you know, in case you missed the other 10 times I’ve said that today.)

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan Twilley permalink
    June 23, 2011 8:27 pm

    I love pink day! Little bit and I both wore mink today. Love the hooded robe, Creamie is too cute!

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  3. June 23, 2011 8:38 pm

    So so cute! You are one talented chica. Loved all your posts today. So sad I missed the party, but am excited for next year when the babe can enjoy it. Yay!

  4. Susan permalink
    June 23, 2011 8:38 pm

    My, you have been busy. Fabulous robe . . . it will last through a few growth spurts . . . great planning on your part!

  5. June 23, 2011 8:48 pm

    so cute! my kids would love this!

  6. Kim permalink
    June 23, 2011 8:48 pm

    I think each of my kids needs one of these, just a little big so they have room to grow. Please tell me it’s easy to make. What a great day it has been. My skin even decided to participate in being pink, I guess I should have sunscreened myself after I did the kids. Oh well! And I totally should have made more than 24 cupcakes for you.

  7. Mindy permalink
    June 23, 2011 10:15 pm

    My daughter said that she loved that “pink delicious” party today! We’ve told her that it’s pink-a-licious, but she is sure that it’s pink delicious. Actually, it was both! Thanks again. What a fun day and I loved all of your posts today too!

  8. June 23, 2011 10:33 pm

    I have 6 yards of premium white terry cloth toweling that I bought to make my kids robes for Christmas – 8 years ago. Ahem. Creamie’s is so cute!! Your party sounds like it was an amazing success. Way to go! By the way, what’s an Otterpop?

  9. June 24, 2011 6:14 pm

    I want this!! My kids have outgrown their terry robes (which, by the way, I bought way too big so they would last a couple of years – it was a good thing!) What pattern did you use?? I would LOVE to make them matching ones!

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