Then I suddenly remembered the comfiest bathrobes I know are the ones my Gramma Helen always wore. And they were made out of fake fur. Incredibly warm, but not overpoweringly so. And fake fur is very durable. Her first one was a pretty turquoise blue. She wore that one to shreds and then started wearing an identical one in red.
By dumb luck (or maybe it was Gramma working with the Forces of the universe) they happened to have cuddle fur on sale at half-off. And of the 20 or so prints, the only cute one I found happened to have a blue background with some red ladybugs on it - the two colors of my Gramma's bathrobes. Coincidence? Hmm.... Maybe not, since it also had green frogs.
I love buying used patterns (when all the pieces are included) because you sometimes see the notes of the person that had the pattern before you. The previous owner of this pattern included a clipping for a bathrobe idea using velour with a lace overlay.
I don't know about the lace. But the velour is, indeed, regal ooking.
Anyway, the fleece was a dream to sew on but a pain when I had to rip out mistakes. Nevertheless, I'm pleased with it. I did it in a day. So here's my tribute to my Gramma Helen.
By the way, my Gramma Helen was madder than heck when she found out I bought a sewing machine. "Why would you want the drudgery of sewing your own clothes?" she'd say.
Like my new Gramma Helen bathrobe.