The Not Quite Pink Robe
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)