Original range of linen and cotton patchwork robes
Linen Cruise Robe (sold)
Early inspiration followed acquiring a lot of parchment white linen. Teamed with white/navy prints and cream/white based patchwork prints.
Black cotton with pale grey embroidery was chosen for contrasting collar/under-collar front facing, sleeve borders and sash.
This garment was chosen to feature with three others of mine at the 2013 Exhibition: Innovation in Textiles. See post Exhibition Totnes Costume Museum
Oriental Cruise Robe (sold)
One of the earliest robes in large long patches of Cream and White Linen, Cotton and Viscose Prints of navy/white theme with added silk painted panels.
Sleeve upper silk patch is hand painted silk, an enlarged design copy of a smaller print used in other patches.
Lilac Lotus Robe
A feminine gown inspired by the parchment white linen and white embroidery anglais with added lilac silk, black & lilac polyester leopard print, taupe poly-cotton with pink and jade machine embroidery.
Construction: Variety of oblong patches with back pleat for ease.
Lining: Fully lined in white brushed cotton, extremely warm - suitable cool bedrooms.
Buttons: Two pale gold and white metal 'compass' design Liberty of London shop buttons.
Pocket: Right hand pocket in seam.
Collar, cuffs, Sash belt: Thick white cotton embroidery with decorative 'embroidery Anglais'.
Back length: 46 inches/117cm
Bust size: 32" 36" for UK 10-12
Available at Shamanic Nights on ETSY.
Purple Raj Robe (sold)
Patchwork robe: cotton and viscose
Back of robe starts with an experimental chevron layout: turning standard patchwork construction blocks 90 deg. which give a diagonal grain, like a bias cut, which improves the 'hang'. Arranged patchwork continues over shoulders, where patchwork blocks extend down front on the strait grain. Sides had odd angles to join, resulting in a deep kimono styled sleeve.
Jade Garden Robe
A substantial everlasting garment in heavy furnishing cottons with deep rolled collar, which would stand up for warmth. Suitable as winter gift where warmth and style is a priority, so also suitable as summer coat. Construction is three rows of oblong patches. Belt has now changed to sash-belt in printed white/lilac printed cotton seen in other patches. Green fabric is embroidered taffeta, and must not be ironed hot or it melts. Buttons are pewter. Lining brown cotton lawn lower, with cream satin upper part including turned back sleeves. Note: Coral is short, so this is a three quarter length robe for taller women.
Jade Garden robe available on Shamanic Nights shop ETSY
South Sea Bubble Mini poncho style robe
Modelled by Coral and made when living in Cornwall, this patchwork was inspired by the viscose 'Bali' style print in blue, navy, lilac, olive. Corordinate cottons and linens match these colours. Construction is long rectangular patchworks, arranged diagonally starting across back ( see Purple Raj back ). Very loose shape allows fit for fuller bust sizes due to waist deep kimono-style sleeve shapes, formed by the diagonal back patches. Main lining: Pretty violet soft cotton with lilac flowers. Sleeve lining: Pretty lilac soft cotton flower print. Buttons: 2 large black-mauve pearl. Front fringed edge is purely decorative.
I would like to add a print or applique over the pale yellow which is rather pale in contrast to the black/purple. Once on the lookout, something will turn up to match.
South Sea bubble is very loose fit at top due to poncho shape with only slightly formed sleeves. Size 16 on the hips. length 36 inches (910mm). Front is joined by button so garment flows freely. Available from Shamanic Nights ETSY shop