Still available: LILAC LOTUS and JADE GARDEN
A feminine gown inspired by white linen and white embroidery anglais.
Fabrics: White/mauve/olive silk: Black/lilac polyester leopard print: Taupe poly-cotton with pink and jade machine embroidery (see closeups)
Construction: Variety of oblong patches with high 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 buttons.
Pocket: Right hand pocket set 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
(model is size 8) Robe will fit to max bust 38 inches
Jade Garden Robe (available)
JADE GARDEN Robe is a substantial everlasting garment in furnishing cottons, with deep rolled collar which would stand up for warmth. Also suitable as a summer coat.
Suitable as a winter gift where warmth is a priority. Traditional style with gold embroidery highlights on the jade green poly-taffeta.
Robe Construction is of oblong patches. Belt has now changed to sash-belt in printed white/lilac printed cotton seen in other patches. Green fabric is embroidered poly-taffeta, and must not be ironed on 'hot' or it melts (iron with cotton piece over top). Buttons are pewter coloured. Lining is brown cotton lawn lower, with cream satin upper part including turned back sleeves.
Note: Coral is 5 ft tall, so this is an under knee three quarter length robe on taller women.
Linen Cruise Robe (sold)
Early inspiration for these robes was after acquiring a roll 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.
Upper sleeve silk patch is hand painted silk, an enlarged design copy of a smaller print used in other patches.
I can copy any textile design for commissions, change its scale, or create a new one based on any prints.
Purple Raj Robe (sold)
Patchwork purple robe: cotton and viscose with polyester lilac lining.
Back of robe starts with an experimental chevron layout: turning standard patchwork construction blocks 90 deg. which give a diagonal grain, forming a bias cut, which improves the 'hang'.
Arranged patchwork continues over shoulders, where patchwork blocks extend down front on the strait grain. Worth experimenting with, although sides had odd angles to join, resulting in a deep kimono styled sleeve.
South Sea Bubble Mini poncho style robe (available)
Made when living in Cornwall, this patchwork was inspired by the viscose 'Bali' style print in blue, navy, lilac, olive. Coordinate cottons and linens match these colours. Construction is long rectangular patchworks, arranged diagonally starting across back ( see Purple Raj ). Very loose shape allows fit for fuller bust sizes due to waist deep kimono-style sleeve shapes. 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 plan to add a blue print or applique over the pale yellow which is rather pale in contrast to the black/purple, under grey English skies. Once on the lookout, something will turn up to match.
A comfortable warm and eye catching robe. Good for weight disguising due to poncho style. Will accommodate any sized bust. Size 16 on the hips. Length 36 inches (910mm). Front is joined by button so garment flows freely.