I didn't want to sew the traditional wrapped front, shawl collar robe so I used Butterick 5744 from the 1970s that I found at the thrift store. I like that it's slightly fitted through the high waist but still comfy enough to "let it all hang out" at the end of the day. And the 3/4 sleeves have proved to be a Godsend! No more bulky sleeves dragging around while I'm trying to mix up the pancake batter for breakfast! Okay, confession. Typically Hank does the pancakes while I sip coffee.
I used a medium teal wool and lined the bodice with a gold metallic, polyester jacquard. While I love the teal color, the robe needed a little glitzing up. Didn't want it to look like I was headed to choir practice.
I also added a gold metallic band around the high waist to break up the teal. And instead of gathering the sleeves on elastic (per the pattern), I added gold cuffs.