It is easy to forget how quickly children grow. I made this dressing gown for Miss O in June 2011.
By July 2012 I was writing about letting the hem down here.
Now it has been handed down to Izz and the hem taken back up.
A few weeks ago I took Miss O to Spotlight and chose the fabric for a new dressing gown. It is red with black and white dogs on it. She gave the princess, fairy and other girly fabric a glance but this is the one that caught her eye. The fact that we have a Border Collie (black and white) may have influenced her choice.
Once again, I have put a large hem on the gown and it is still quite long so I expect this one will easily last a couple of years.
Something as simple as a hem that can be let down is not an option on a ready-made garment but by making clothes you can customise them to suit your needs and generally extend their usefulness.
brilliant! I will have to try this trick when I have kids.
A couple of extra inches can add another season of use to some garments.