McCall’s M6782 CHILDREN’S/BOYS’/GIRLS’ TOPS AND JACKETS, copyright 2013 The McCall Pattern Co.
Bought this one on $1 clearance sale in 2013, when my little boy was a baby and I had no time for sewing, but figured I’d store this away for some future day when I can make him a hoodie with cat ears. Someday.
I love this cover art.
The little girl is like, “Mason. Honey. You can turn off the Blue Steel now. No one is looking.” And he’s like, “That’s where you’re wrong, Daenerys. My fans are always looking.”
Instead of hoodie with cat ears, I made him this:
It’s a bathrobe!
Towels! We had six of these green towels. They are small, just his size. I used three to make this robe, so now he has three towels and an Exactly Matching robe.
Matching as in same color, same amount of fade, same occasional bleach spots, same worn-in softness.
Just one button.
The center back seam in the collar and body are topstitched to keep them nice and flat.
Hems and edges are overlocked, because I want the robe to dry as quickly as possible so I avoided double-layering the fabric where ever possible. Nice thing about sewing with towels: both sides are the face, so a garment with a collar that rolls out doesn’t require a double layer or facing at the lapel and collar.
See above: one of those is a towel, one is a robe! Hahahhaaha!
See below: I made a muslin so I could figure out the shawl collar, which is not part of the original pattern. Here you can see the shape of the new front pieces I ended up with. The shape I was going for was that cocoon silhouette that men wore in big bulky fur coats in the 1920’s.
Sew It or Throw It:
I haven’t truly made this pattern yet anyway, just used it as a jumping off point.
One interesting thing about this pattern: all the pieces are printed with the words CHILDRENS’/GIRLS’, which, as the mother of a boy, I suppose I could get all up in arms about, but meh.