hangout hoodie robe

Today is the day! The day to vote for your favorite flip! It has been so much fun to participate in this series – the other competitors did such an amazing job. I’d really love your vote, so make sure you click over to Frances Suzanne to cast your vote for your fave [ahem, me]. Voting only lasts through the weekend!

I love a good think-outside-the-box challenge, and I had so much fun with this one! As soon as I saw the Hangout Hoodie pattern [affiliate link], I knew that it would be perfect to flip into a ….

hangout hoodie robe…hangout hoodie robe!

hangout robe 2I kept with the basic shape of the Hangout Hoodie [which can be sewn as either a dress or a shirt], but made some modifications to use woven materials instead of knits.

robe collageSince my fabrics have no stretch, I went up two sizes from what my son would normally wear. I used the dress pattern, but then shortened it back down to the size six. The front piece is normally cut on the fold. I instead extended those pieces a couple inches and cut them separately, creating those fabulous lapels in the front.
robe details

I also added long flannel cuffs, a belt, and belt loops on each robe

The robe is fully lined (with this super amazing fabric from A Walk in the Woods for Moda by Aneela Hooey – purchased from HB Fabrics). With the exception of the belt loops, which I didn’t put on the inside, the robe is fully reversible. No exposed seams! (Shirt can be found here)

robe profileThe flannel on the outside makes it super warm and cozy – perfect for our loooooong Wisconsin winters.

jump and relaxI love that it’s comfortable for jumping and playing, and yet so cozy for relaxing. What more could a little boy want? (pants from this costume)

I had so much fun flipping this patter, and I seriously adore how the robe came out. My other boys have each requested their own now too. :)

Now make sure you pop over to Frances Suzanne to vote for me!



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