Relaxing in Silk Chiffon

After 8 full days of hollering with family and friends, I am worded OUT! My brain is in need of the kind of recharge where you spend all day at home in a robe.

Unfortunately, I’m not one to spend all day in a robe. Robes are problematic for me. One, robes in our house are historically not fancy enough. Two, I don’t really sew things to chill in. Luckily, I tricked myself into sewing a fancy robe.

This is Vogue 9253, made by the entirety of the sewing population last summer. The whole shebang is french seamed, a lovely thing to do with sheer fabrics.

This silk chiffon, gauzy metallic beastie was actually made (and worn!) for the stage, accompanied by a little black tank and short shorts. I was singing “Cabaret” in a cabaret (how meta), so it fit the bill. After the concert, I thought I’d wear it over jeans, but since its debut appearance, I’ve been swanning about in it solely behind closed doors.

I’ve made the pattern several times, and decided to add a design element to the sleeves on this go: ties & loops made of plain 1/4 inch black twill. I may add some more twill to CF for a tie closure.

I do love how you can see all of that neat seaming! You can’t cut corners when sewing sheers, silk chiffon forces you to slow down and get it perfect.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some recharging to do. (That probably means sewing.)

Hope your holidays were relaxing, and your New Year looks promising!



  • Lauren
    December 29, 2017

    All I can say is – wow!! You look amazing and what a beautifully luxurious way to lounge around the house. Love it!

  • Faye Lewis
    December 29, 2017

    It IS beautiful!

  • Fiona
    January 5, 2018

    Incredible sewing! I love your additions to the sleeves