Sunday, August 24, 2014
"Dressing Gown" Isn't Dressing Down
But Saturday was a big day chez nous, with both parents called into service, so I rallied and made two 75-minute round trips to transfer one child to/from a party. That evening, just I was ready to call it a night, another child needed a physician visit--pronto--so I made that 75-minute round trip again, also spending time in an urgent-care clinic (all is just fine, but I'm glad we went).
Today, then, on Sunday, I tagged Mr. C for a morning activity with our youngest so I could sleep. And when I did wake up, I decided that today would be an excellent day to spend swanning about in my dressing gown. All. Day. Long.
I adore my dressing gown. It's made from a variety of Liberty prints and was part of a collaboration that Liberty had with Saks well over a decade ago. It "sort of" resembles the gown in the top picture (from 13Threads via Etsy) and makes me feel like I am a walking Bloomsbury painting.
But as my dressing gown is 10-13 years old, it will need to be replaced eventually. I'd've bought that one from 13Threads, but it's sold out. My heart started to flutter when I was one on Purl Soho's website, but should have realized that the gown was simply an example of what one could make from a pattern. I like to make quilts but I do not like to make clothes. So I guess I have a quest.
I also adore the term "dressing gown." It's ever so more romantic than the functional "bathrobe" or the frumpy "housecoat." These terms tend to be used interchangeably these days, so I choose the former. Do any gentle readers have a dressing gown that they love? When/why do you wear it?