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The pattern is straight-forward and sews together very nicely. Aside from the obvious lengthening of the overall garment, I made only minor adjustments, most notably the edging. Because of the sheer fabric, I opted for a 1/4 inch rolled hem instead of the French binding as was instructed. Also, I cut a more generous sash from poly chiffon. Fit-wise, I was expecting more built-in ease given that it is a wrap. If you're actually sewing a blouse, the pattern is perfect; not too bulky around the waist but still has good coverage across the bustline. However, for a robe, I would consider going up a size just for a bit more ease and wrap.
Overall, I was very happy with the robe. Luckily my friend is the same size as me so fitting was a snap. Wearing this was quite a change from my cotton housecoats and wool winter bathrobes. It felt so dramatic! Any girl who's ever had a nice piece of black lingerie knows the feeling. I definitely will be making this pattern again for myself, but I think I'll stick with a breezy, Summer blouse. Don't want all that Mae West glamour going to my head!