Completed: Jalie 2567

4 Oct

I know what you are thinking.

Wine French Terry Jalie 2567

“don’t you already have a robe you made?”

Yes. Also, don’t tell me how to live my life.

Wine French Terry Jalie 2567

Honestly, I like that plaid flannel robe in theory – but not so much in practice. One, the arm holes are low on me – which makes the whole thing a bit binding to move around in when it’s tied shut. And because of how the ties are attached the fronts, it’s not the sort of robe that you can leave hanging open (which is honestly how I prefer to wear my robes). As pretty as it is, it’s not terribly practical for my daily wear – as evidenced by how much I kept going back to the fleece robe (my Mamaw gave me a new one for Christmas that same year, so at least it was a fresh fleece amirite). Making a robe seems like a terribly boring thing – in terms of sourcing a pattern and supplies, then sewing it together… yawn. I suppose you could make it more interesting by using really nice materials or embellishing the pieces, but we’ve already established that pretty isn’t always practical for me.

So I made another one, and it’s boring, and it’s perfect. Yay!

Wine French Terry Jalie 2567

Wine French Terry Jalie 2567

The pattern is Jalie 2567, which is your classic oversized, cushy bathrobe. No lie – I compared the pattern pieces to my existing fleece robe and they are almost exactly the same, even down to the pocket size. If you are looking for a no-frills, classic style that wouldn’t be out of place on a rack in Macy’s during December, this is the pattern for you. If you want something fancier, tbh I have no idea why you are still reading this blog post get out now.

The robe features a giant shawl collar, set-in sleeves (that are super wide so you can wear layers underneath), gigantic pockets, and a tie that is totally separate (but is held in place with 2 belt loops). Exactly what I was looking for. The thing about Jalie patterns is that they are super cheap (this one is like $10) and they come in 27 fucking sizes. Forreal, you could make every single person on your Christmas list their own personal robe. I can’t, because I cut straight into that paper like the barbarian I am #noragrets

The downside to Jalie patterns is that the instructions are a bit sparse. However, we are talking about a simple bathrobe here. It’s pretty easy to figure out with the text instructions (and the smattering of illustrations that they include for certain steps), this certainly is not a difficult pattern.

After much much MUCH deliberation, I cut a size R, which is actually a little bigger than my measurements. The next size down dropped me into Kid’s sizes, which I was having a hard time getting my head around. In retrospect – I think the Q would have been a slightly better fit, but I’m happy with the oversize of the R. I live in an old house and we are expecting a crappier-than-usual winter this year, so I’ll likely be wearing a few layers underneath this thing anyway. As you can see in these pictures, the sleeves ended up a little long – so I cuffed them back for now; I am thinking I will probably want that extra length when it gets cold. If not, it’s easy to rip out the stitching and re-hem!

Wine French Terry Jalie 2567

As I mentioned, I wanted a pretty basic bathrobe pattern – but I did opt to fancy it up a little with my fabric choice. I was originally considering another fleece (this grey cotton fleece to be exact. Like your favorite sweatshirt except even better!), but Kate at The Confident Stitch suggested I try one of their Soy French Terrys instead. I chose the wine French Terry, but there is also grey, black, and aubergine, FYI!

I don’t know what differentiates soy French terry from other fibers (other than, well, the literal fiber content haha), but this stuff is pretty awesome! It’s just as warm as your standard fleece, but a lot more luxurious. And heavy! Weight might be an issue if you are planning to lug this thing around on trips or whatever, but mine will be staying at home with me. It washed up super soft and the color has stayed nice and rich. The downside to having a wine red robe means I look like I’m trying to channel my inner Hugh Hefner, but, you know, maybe we can just agree that the man had good taste in robes.

Wine French Terry Jalie 2567

Wine French Terry Jalie 2567

This fabric was pretty thick, which made it a bear to cut – and the pattern pieces are large, which again added to the strain. Once that was all done, though, sewing it together was pretty fast and efficient. I serged all my seams (you don’t need to do this for this pattern, but I liked that it sewed and finished my seams in one go) and then topstitched as directed. The fabric took to pressing very well and show topstitching beautifully, which makes the finished piece look pretty good! I didn’t do any fancy seam finishing or stabilizing or whatever – just a basic cut and sew job. This is the type of project that is really simple, but a little elevated due to fabric choice.

Wine French Terry Jalie 2567

I actually finished this a couple of months ago, and while it hasn’t gotten a ton of wear just yet – I did get to take it for a spin during our random post-Labor-Day-cold-snap. It’s so warm and snuggly, and much more comfortable than my last robe – I feel cozy, but not restrained. Even Amelia likes snuggling up to it πŸ˜‰

Big thanks to The Confident Stitch for sponsoring this post, for which I might have never found my true love lies within that of a bathrobe. Guys, if you haven’t checked out the Confident Stitch, give them a holler – they have merino wool. Wouldn’t that make an AMAZING robe?! Damn, now I kind of wish I’d thought of that first haha.

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31 Responses to “Completed: Jalie 2567”

  1. Deborah Penner October 4, 2017 at 10:38 am #

    Love this pattern and your fabric choice. Also love the idea of making robes for all. This pattern will be great for all sizes of our family from kids through grandpa. (The girls and ladies in our family are petite; the men are big and tall).

    • LLADYBIRD October 5, 2017 at 8:33 am #

      My mom always had hopes of making everyone in the family matching robes (just so we are clear here, I was and still am 100% supportive of this haha), you should do it!

  2. heather October 4, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

    love your robe! just made my daughter a robe & so pleased (different pattern)! weirdly similar to the rl one bought for my husband last year… hmmmm…

  3. KS_Sews October 4, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

    Sidenote: Your hair is gorgeous.

    Cute robe. It’s hard mentally to step away from the “OMG THIS IS GOING TO BE EPIC!” projects but then you make a practical thing and it’s awesome and you’re happy. So there’s that! πŸ™‚

    • LLADYBIRD October 5, 2017 at 8:34 am #

      Thank you! it was a good hair day πŸ™‚

      Practical projects definitely have their place! In my experience, they tend to get the most wear πŸ™‚

  4. Ryan October 4, 2017 at 4:16 pm #

    I need a new bathrobe too and even though i want a fancy one, what I’ll wear most is a basic boring one.

    I checked out the merino wool and then all the wools and then the rayon, etc. All the fabrics look so pretty and nice and beautiful and I would take some of everything.

    • LLADYBIRD October 5, 2017 at 8:34 am #

      Same! All their fabrics are so lovely!

  5. Siobhan S October 4, 2017 at 5:25 pm #

    This looks so lush and comfy! You can seriously never have too many dressing gowns. I’ve got four hanging on the back of my bedroom door right now. Make that amazing merino wool gown a reality!

    • LLADYBIRD October 5, 2017 at 8:34 am #

      I am trying to find a way to make it work! πŸ™‚

  6. Miss Celie October 4, 2017 at 6:06 pm #

    I’m so into home basics right now. A robe is this sewing season for sure. Also, Mamaw.

    • LLADYBIRD October 5, 2017 at 8:35 am #

      You know I put that in there just for you πŸ˜‰ haha

  7. Addie Marie October 4, 2017 at 7:06 pm #

    This looks like the comfiest thing ever! So plush. ++ a hilariously written post. Now I’m off to check out that merino wool – seriously can always manage to justify buying wool no matter what πŸ˜‰

    • LLADYBIRD October 5, 2017 at 8:35 am #

      Likewise! There is ALWAYS room in my stash for more merino wool!

  8. bethnegrey October 4, 2017 at 10:41 pm #

    Hef would’ve been insanely jealous ’cause this is one super luxe robe. Now I’m going to have to add “robe” to my list. Currently, I’m looking for something a bit lighter weight to make a lay-about pajama set. It’s really hard when there are so many tempting fabrics!

    • LLADYBIRD October 5, 2017 at 8:36 am #

      I know, choosing a fabric can be the hardest part of a project sometimes!

  9. zaynabsophiarose October 4, 2017 at 10:55 pm #

    Your posts are always so bleeding funny and entertaining. My son has outgrown his robe which his little sister has become heir to. She pretends she is Wooster and he is Jeeves.

  10. Becky Thompson October 5, 2017 at 4:50 am #

    Within the last month, I went looking for a robe and couldn’t find one anywhere so I decided to make my own. I must have some kind of Pattern BDD (body dysmorphic disorder) or something because the one I cut from a Simplicity pattern looked like a tent on me. I couldn’t even reach the pockets! They were down around my knees! It became a wadder for the trash. So sad. I’m looking for exactly what you are wearing but in a lighter weight due to this S. Texas heat. I have heavy robes and they get maybe a week or two worth of wearing during the winter but otherwise it’s a t-shirt weight fabric robe for me. I’m off to grab that pattern and maybe give it another shot. Thanks for the inspire!

    • Becky Thompson October 5, 2017 at 4:52 am #

      Never mind. They are out of stock. Rats. Hey Confident Stitch, have you ever heard of a digital download? You just lost $10.50.

      • LLADYBIRD October 5, 2017 at 8:37 am #

        I don’t think Jalie offers PDFs of their patterns 😦 Maybe try the Jalie website? I’m surprised the pattern sold out so fast!

  11. emcclure2010 October 5, 2017 at 11:23 am #

    1) love the robe; it’s all the things a robe should be! 2) if that mossy-limey merino wool sells out before I get my grubby hands on it I might actually cry. I literally almost gasped when I saw it. I’ve been trying to get my hands on a really nice lime knit for a wrap dress and this looks PERFECT. It’s so hard to find merino knit in the US that’s not $500/yard. So excuse me while I have a moment over here. LOL!

    • LLADYBIRD October 6, 2017 at 9:21 am #

      Yay! I love it when people find their Cinderella fabric πŸ™‚ I hope you get it!!

  12. katiemakesadress October 5, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

    This is excellent. It doesn’t really get cold enough here for a big dad-style robe like that (but I have one anyway that I scored from an op shop years ago). It looks damn comfy though. How bloody good are Jalie patterns? I’ve used their underwear one over and over again.

    • LLADYBIRD October 6, 2017 at 9:22 am #

      Jalie always falls under my radar (I don’t like their cover art or how the patterns are packaged – they are hard to store in my filing system), but you’re right, the patterns are great. I haven’t tried their underwear yet but now I want to!

  13. Mery October 6, 2017 at 12:25 am #

    Your robe isn’t boring: it’s mellow and very attractive. I’m glad the topstitching details show. I love my drafty old farmhouse – plenty of windows, high ceilings, clawfoot bathtub – but it is cold. Old houses justify a robe for each season, including either a down or wool one for when it’s really cold. Delightful review.

  14. mertxelasierra October 6, 2017 at 2:43 am #

    Lovelly, cozy robe! You’re totally right about robe moking being boring. I made one for myself last summer and I almost died of boredom! That aside, have you noticed yur right side hangs lower than your left side? It happens in every picture. It is probably a matter of accomodating it better, because I look at your shoulders, and your higher one in precisely the right too. Well, check it out. XXX

    • LLADYBIRD October 6, 2017 at 9:22 am #

      haha you’re totally right. I think I just had it tied haphazardly. Or maybe one shoulder is higher than the other, who knows! πŸ™‚

  15. Alexa October 6, 2017 at 7:27 pm #

    This robe is AMAZING, omg. It looks so comfy! I was just thinking about how I should replace my super gnarly fleece robe (that’s like, 8 years old? yikes) and this pattern fits the bill perfectly. I love your fabric and color choice.. I may totally copy you. πŸ™‚

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