My go-to present for every wedding shower and bachelorette party is a handmade robe. It’s a garment that’s easy to make for others, can be alluring without being overly sexy, and is both pretty and functional. This week I had a joint wedding shower with my godsister Rachel (who gets married this weekend!), thrown for us by my mom (her godmother) and her mom (my godmother) so I got the chance to whip up a robe for the occasion.
The fabric is a light weight knit that I had stashed. It is quite loosely knit, giving it a sheerness that is a little bit sexy. But, there’s just enough warmth and coverage to make it functional as well. A major win in my book! The great thing is that each time I sew a robe I use totally different fabric so that it comes out completely personalized for its recipient.
I never use a pattern to make robes, instead following the same basic layout I’ve explained in the past. I finished the front and neck edges with a length of the knit cut on grain and used like a double-fold bias tape, stitched with a wide zig-zag to make sure that I caught the binding on both sides (although the stitching nicely disappeared into the knit).
Do you have a go-to gift to sew for a bridal showers or bachelorette parties? Am I silly for sewing the same thing every time?