New Look 6847: DIY Child’s Cuddle Fleece Dressing Gown Robe

New Look 6847 Child's Dressing Gown
New Look 6847 Child’s Dressing Gown

Hello My Friends,

Today is a quick post on New Look 6847, described as unisex loungewear.

I made view A, the gown, from the softest cuddle fleece you could imagine.

New Look 6847 - close up of fabric
New Look 6847 – close up of fabric

Kezia could not be more thrilled with the final garment, and I have to say that I am pretty pleased with the results. It went together very smoothly (and quickly; approx. 3 hours start to finish) and my serger coped brilliantly with the fabric, even though my sewing room was a mess at the end from the fluff and fibres. (BTW I sewed the seams on my machine first, then used the serger to finish them).

New Look 6847 Child's Dressing Gown
New Look 6847 Child’s Dressing Gown
New Look 6847 Child's Dressing Gown
New Look 6847 Child’s Dressing Gown
New Look 6847 Child's Dressing Gown - close up of stabilised shoulder seam using clear elastic
New Look 6847 Child’s Dressing Gown – close up of stabilised shoulder seam using clear elastic

During this project I could not help but question the sensibility of making this garment, when I could have probably bought this robe for less than what it cost to make (if you factor in my time). But, well, Kezia was happy with the outcome and I guess so was I.

Now, something else I wanted to mention. Burdastyle is trying to find the Top 50 sewing blogs, and I am absolutely honoured to be included in the list for voting. There are some inspirational blogs on the list, but, equally, I am surprised that some of my favourite bloggers were not included. I guess it’s perhaps like the X factor scenario when the favourite act gets voted off in a surprise result, because everyone thinks their safe, no-one bothers to vote for them? Anyway, if you want to go check out the list in full, find some amazing new blogs and vote, you can do that here.

Until soon….thank you and goodnight!

New Look 6847 Child's Dressing Gown
New Look 6847 Child’s Dressing Gown
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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk

4 thoughts on “New Look 6847: DIY Child’s Cuddle Fleece Dressing Gown Robe

  1. So what that you can get it cheaper in the shop or whatever, this is so cute and cuddly I can almost feel the softness from Toooting! Another well done to you Sewmanju

  2. Cuddle fleece is messy to cut and sew, but the end result is worth it. I sure like Kezia’s slippers too…they are perfect with her new robe.

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