11 May 2022 • • by Heather Lou

Heather's Graphic Veronik Robe + Charmeuse Simone Slip

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I have an absolutely terrible habit of sewing things and then leaving them hanging in our studio sample rack until I "find time to photograph them". Months go by, and it's not until we're tidying up that I realize I have multiple garments I have lovingly sewn and never worn for fear of spilling red wine or tea on them before I get some pics for the blog. The only perk is that it suddenly feels like I have a closet full of new clothes when once they're photographed and I can finally take them home.

Such is the case with this Simone Slip + Veronik Robe from our latest pattern collection. I've been in dire need of a nude-ish slip and I'm so glad I finally have this gorgeous one! It's one of the reasons I was so excited about releasing a bias cut slip pattern like Simone - nothing feels better in the world than slipping a slinky soft bias beauty over your body, especially if you're the only person who knows you're wearing it.

The fabric is a stretch silk charmeuse I've had for ages, bought with the intention of making a slip just like this. Charmeuse definitely amps up the bias sewing trickiness factor, so I only recommend working with a fabric like this if you feel really confident - charmeuse is one slippery minx! Also, I forgot to trim and sew my straps, please forgive that lil' extra bit in the back! Words cannot express how good this feels to wear, and I look forward to layering this under all the dresses I don't feel like lining.

Next up is this striking Veronik Robe. I sewed it up during pattern development using a border print deadstock from Core Fabrics - sadly it sold out in a day or two, so you won't be able to get it in your hot little hands. I fell hard when I found it though - the squiggly pattern combined with the gradient is really something special.

I wanted to experiment with colour blocking the robe, so I played around with pattern placement and the gradient. I love how the bands and pockets pop by using the darker section - a good reminder how impactful border prints can be, and how much fun they are to play with (we have a few lovely ones in stock here).

One of my favourite features of this pattern is the notched collar - we love finding ways to elevate a basic shape, and that little notch really makes it feel special and one of a kind, doncha think?

This is destined to be my new summer robe since the fabric is so light and airy. I am one of those people who doesn't put on actual clothes until the last possible minute, so I'll be grateful to have something so beautiful to wear while I'm being utterly, unforgivably lazy on weekends. I'm also looking forward to making many, many Veronik Robes for friends and family. It's the easiest gift in the world since the fit is so forgiving, and they are quite speedy to make. Let's hear it for the robe!

I also have many bra and undies set using our Celine + Anais patterns, but don't quite feel like modelling those for you as I'm sure you'll understand (bad enough the nip is standing at attention here!) It's been very nice to upgrade my lingerie/loungewear after two long years in stretched out undergarments and stained joggers, lemme tell ya!

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