I made the dressing gown out of a rich and heavy silk jacquard fabric. I've used a similar version of this fabric before (in red) to make a 1930's gown. It sews like a dream.
The pattern consists of a yoked shoulder front, long 'puffed' sleeves and a wrap front held in place by a hook and eye. I didn't have enough fabric to make the belt and my local fabric store is no longer carrying this fabric. But I think that's fine as belts on robes are sometimes a bit annoying! So I just wear my sans belt. There are also subtle gathers on the front waist and more gathers on the back yoke.
The dressing gown goes perfectly with my 1940 McCall 'Wish Upon a Star' nightgown! It's nice because the dressing gown doesn't have a collar which allows the collar and ties of the nightgown to show through.
I really adore the big puffy sleeves and I feel so glamorous when I wear this around the house! Plus, it's nice and toasty – perfect for virtually every season here in Scotland!
Awww...look at the kitty...our dearest little Echo 'Chickpea'. She's such a sweetie!!
I'm really trying to develop an entire wardrobe of 1930s and 40s inspired 'at-home' lounging and nightwear garments! I just love how beautiful all the garment designs are from those time periods!