Thursday, February 23, 2006
Well, they wouldn't win any prizes for construction, but they will server their purpose! This is actually a Simplicity African Caftan pattern that I'm pretty sure is OOP; we modified it a bit to have a front zipper. They're made of a lightweight poly crepe; kind of icky feeling and prone to poly-ripples but it works for this purpose. When the supplies were ordered ages ago, the person who ordered decided to get the longest zippers available, thinking it would be easier to get in and out. So these robes have large-teeth separating zippers sewn into the front. I whipstitched the bottoms together before I put the zippers in, but it's still not very, um, polished looking. Ah, well, ya do what ya gotta do.
The left one is a size XL; the right one has been eyeball graded up to a XXL; occasionally there is some big dude coming for baptism ;)