I saw Dana's beach robe pattern yesterday and had one of those "must make one now" reactions. Luke is spending lots of time at the pool, so i knew he'd put it to good use. One nap time and $6.99 later, and Luke had a robe of his very own.
(Warning: side effects include turning 3-year-olds into Kung Fu warriors.)
Dana's pattern is made from a beach towel, which is awfully smart. Also smart: the ties are sewn into the robe (cause I know we'd lose that thing before we got out of the car).
I had intended to make the hooded version, but the towel I bought wasn't quite big enough (and I ignored Dana's advice to buy two towels to be safe). Oh well. Still cute!
My bias tape is kind of sloppy. I might go with the store-bought version if I make it again.
It's a great pattern, and Luke really likes it (I suppose that goes without saying). Mom and son are both happy!
Note to Luke's pediatrician. I know you said we should try to keep him out of the pool until Monday if possible (swimmer's ear). But on a sunny, 95-degree Saturday, we decided it wasn't possible. As you can see, we feel really guilty about it!
9 hours ago