Have you seen Dana's new Beach Robe Pattern over at MADE? It is fabulous, as her patterns always are - tons of photos, clear instructions, extra useful information.
I had the privilege of being a pattern tester and made robes for Oscar and Ruby. Between the two, I used almost every variation - short sleeve, long sleeve, full tie, half tie, lined hood, un-lined ... the Beach Robe pattern has lots of ways to customize.
Oscar chose a solid blue towel with an embossed shark print. At first it wasn't my favorite, but then a friend suggested I embroider one of the sharks and now I LOVE it. It totally made the robe.
My favorite part about this pattern is the fast construction - I was able to make Oscar's robe (minus the embroidery) in a little over 2 hours, including cutting the fabric.
Ruby is just cute as a button in her robe. I made the bias tape from a Riley Blake's Pink Summer Stripe. Note to self ... a diagonal stripe print makes horizontal stripe bias tape (duh!).
Get the Beach Robe Pattern HERE.