because the 20-foot dash from the shower to the bedroom is cold when you’re naked (not to mention immodest)

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Spud needed a bathrobe.  It’s getting colder; he’s getting older.  Time to put the brakes on (for the most part) the post-bath naked sprints around the house.
robe pattern
Not long ago I hit a treasure trove of vintage kids’ pajama and bathrobe patterns at the thrift store—I snatched most of them up as they were a range of sizes that I will need over the next few years.
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I’m on a use-up-what-you-have kick when it comes to sewing and knitting right now; partly on principle, and mostly out of necessity.  So I pulled out a piece of scrub green terry cloth that was among many pieces that Cowboy’s grandma has sent my way over the past few months.
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Never mind that the pattern in no way called for a knit fabric—I decided to go for it, knowing that these throw-caution-to-the wind-type experiments usually don’t work in my favor.
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Happily this time was an exception to the rule.  The knit fabric didn’t seem to alter the outcome, and the size 2T has a few more months of growing room for this almost three year old.
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My favorite detail?—the belt loops I made from little scraps of Zoo Menagerie that I couldn’t bear to throw away.
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His favorite detail?—definitely the pockets, and the fact that it’s “twurqwoise”, and that I  made it (gotta love that while it lasts).

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