End of Summer Sewing!


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Hello friends!

We are heading into the end of our Summer season and usually I go into Fall kicking and screaming!  But for some reason this year, I’m ready to slow down and enjoy some Fall days.  Last week we took our yearly trip to Florida with our adult kids and our grand-girls and I enjoyed sewing up a super fun surprise for us girls!

I had been gifted 12 yards of Turkish Waffle Weave fabric that is soft and dreamy feeling and all I could think of was how fun it would be to make swim/spa robes for each of us girls (there are 5 of us).




I used a pattern that I love by Rebecca Page called Relaxation Robe.  You can purchase that pattern from her online shop here.  It’s such a super simple pattern to make.  I used my Serger and honestly it only took about 30 minutes to sew each robe.


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I decided that I’d really like to personalize each robe with a monogram from our first names and I did that simply by cutting out the fabric and fusible webbing to create an iron-on monogram, which I then adhered to the robe with a zig-zag stitch.  It was fast and easy!




I also made the belts out of the same fabric used for the monogram.  It just make each robe  a little more personal and not quite so “matchy-matchy”!  They looked so cute and we all just loved wearing them together! My girls were such good sports!




My grand-girls really love theirs!  They’ve worn them constantly and they are absolutely adorable in them!




It was a fun way to finish up my summer sewing!

And now I’ll leave you with a little bit of sweet news….  our son and daughter in law are expecting a baby in the Spring and they surprised us with a fun baby reveal in Florida and it was so much fun!!!  We are just beyond excited!!!




So this Fall, you’ll be finding me in my sewing studio working on some baby things!


Until our gravel roads cross again… so long.



  1. Debbie Fischer says:

    Love the sweet robes you made, they are so darn cute!
    Enjoy Fall

  2. Tina Hart says:

    I would love a Serger for faster sewing projects. But I make sue with my old manual machine. I love this pattern and love the monograms even more! Fusable webbing is truly a gift from God! Lol My daughter is healing from pneumonia and strep . She has a long way to go for full health but your blog post and pictures give me hope for happier days ahead. Watching her sleep in the ICU in Mercy Hospital now as I type. Girls are also a true gift from God ❤️

  3. Judith says:

    I’m amazed you made 5 robes with 12 yards of fabric.

  4. Marilyn says:

    Those robes are lovely.

  5. Sandi King says:

    Hi Dori; Gosh, those robes are wonderful looking and so easy to make. Hey congratulations to you all on a new grandbaby coming in the Spring. I know you will make a lot of really nice things for him/her. Please take care about all that is happening in our world today. We pray for all of you to be safe and healthy. Until we hear from you once more, God Bless.

  6. Cindi J says:

    Those robes are adorable! What a brilliant idea, and a fantastic gift – from fabric to robes. You are such an inspiration to me that I find myself wishing for a weekly blog post from you, lol!

  7. D W Dennison says:

    Dori, you amaze me constantly! I saw a bouquet in the bank last Friday and asked Ms Angie if she had grown the flowers. I suspected they were yours; when she said a lady out 64 grew them, and I knew immediately that, indeed, they were yours.
    I couldn’t make a robe in 30 weeks, much less 30 minutes. They are wonderful! I have looked for this fabric and not found it. Our hotel in Milano had towels made of this, which I tried to buy, but couldn’t. That has been 21 years and I am still looking. I would love a source. I might be able to sew a towel. Teehee.

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