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The Buchanan

Yep, gone are the days when Friday was the night for getting dressed up and hitting the town. I’ll be honest with you I never have been a big party goer and I’ve certainly never been one to enjoy dancing in high heels all night. Much preferring to sit in a pub with a drink, good friends and lots of laughs.

So snuggling up on the sofa is easily one of my favourite ways to spend a Friday night, even better when you can wear something comfortable and still feel slightly glamorous. Enter The Buchanan dressing gown!

Both the pattern by Gather and the main fabric from Cloud 9 were included in the January Luxury Box, and luxurious it is. The fabric is so soft, I’m completely in love with it and the pink trim really sets it off. (Apologies to those on Facebook who voted an orange trim – I couldn’t find any that would work)

As it’s a loose fitting garment the pattern comes in three sizes, I cut out the large which fits sizes 16-18 and it’s spot on. It wraps around nicely leaving no inappropriate gaping at the bottom!

Hoorah for pockets! The pattern gives you the option of adding one or two patch pockets or two in-seam pockets. As you can see, I opted for a double patch pocket situation. The pockets are self lined and then top-stitched in place so everything is nice and tidy and the perfect size for keeping phones, remote controls and little bars of chocolate.

The pink trim I bought from C&H in Winchester and it is just a plain cotton, although it feels a little softer than your standard quilting cotton. The only downside about this pattern is that the contrast trim calls for 1.25 meters of fabric and there is quite a lot left over once you have cut the four pieces out. Obviously I will find a use for it – in fact I think there is probably enough to go towards making a cushion cover so it’s no big worry and it’s totally worth it!

If you want to see The Buchanan being made make sure you head over to YouTube on Sunday when I will be uploading a video of the sewing in action. But for now you can see my last vlog – The Seamstress Tag.