a robe for a costume

6:44:00 PM

Although we are using this robe for Rob's Halloween costume as Father Time, it could also be used for a monk costume, a Jedi, a wizard, an angel or a spooky monster- pretty versatile.

Here is a simple step-by-step picture guide on how to make it:

  1. Start by folding a blanket or sheet (probably at least a full size sheet for an adult) by making ends meet in the middle.
  2. Have the person who will be wearing the robe, lie on the blanket with feet touching the ends of the blanket. Mark a few inches below the armpits.
  3. Mark a curved line on each side of the blanket using the armpit marking as a guide. This line will be straight along the middle (middle section at least 2 1/2 feet wide) then curve down for the arm. You can just estimate on the length.
  4. Cut along the markings and sew (sew where the red lines indicate. Just guess.
  5. Turn it right side out and try it on the person. Using all that left over fabric on top, try to manipulate it to form the collar and look you like. Use pins to keep the fabric in place. For Rob's, we pulled it all forward and pleated it down around his neck.
  6. Roll up the sleeves and mark where you would like them to end.
  7. Either safety pin or tack down your collar pins, then hem the sleeves.

Can't wait to show you the finished family look!

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  1. You are so creative, I am excited to see the final outfit at the ward party.


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