I’m at a weird point in school where I no longer have class or homework, yet I’m working harder than I have in the past year and a half. Why? It’s boards time! By all accounts of med student peer pressure, I should be studying 12 hours a day and freaking out about my future, yet here I am talking to you about a sewing project I finished the other day. Two worlds. I is straddling them.
So anyway. Yes, this is a bathrobe. And yes, that is mad scientist print flannel. My old bathrobe was just that – old. I think there used to be a photo on our fridge of my mom wearing said bathrobe, and that was taken before I was born. (Coincidentally, she made that one herself!) I love it and use it all the time, but it’s a bit…short. I could not take the cat litter to the trash chute in the morning without fear of someone seeing the underside of my tush. Not desirable- it was time to trade up and get weird. This bad boy is sufficiently long – and sufficiently science-nerdy – for me to spend all my mornings until the exam wearing it while I study.
I used McCall’s M5248, which was a really simple pattern. This was a fairly quick and very easy project without any major snafus. Even though it’s not the slightest bit fancy, I took it as an opportunity to practice my fancy techniques, and French seamed pretty much the whole thing (aaaand my topstitching turned out to be not-very-crooked!). Get back with my bad self. And speaking of getting back… it’s time to get back to work.