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A Most Elegant Custom Spa Robe

I really should have made myself a spa robe years ago! As a curvy woman who is petite in both height and arms, I find the "One Size Fits All" trend in robes to be a sad joke. Droopy shoulders, saggy wrap fronts and overwhelming volume are what I can expect from store bought lounge wear. But I guess I always thought making a robe would be boring. 
As it turns out, I was wrong!
I decided to treat myself to some real daily luxury and make a high-end spa robe that FITS to celebrate February being Love and Intimates month over in Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests FB Group.
The Spa Robe Equation I needed 3 elements to make a truly special robe: 1. A well drafted pattern with options to personalize my size 2. High quality fabric  3. Subtle details to make my garment unique
1. The Pattern
I selected the Lahja Dressing Gown from Named Clothing as my pattern. Named Clothing is an independent sewing pattern company founded by two Finnish sisters, Saara and Laura Huhta. They have put out…