“Something Special” one-of-a-kind cottage style bathrobe reminiscent of an old patchwork quilt. Every single piece of fabric incorporated into this special robe was carefully selected from our extensive collection of vintage chenille bedspreads. This design emphasizes your natural radiance – for this I often select a range of pink and peachy tones – the unique texture offered by vintage chenille gives a pretty “glow” with these colors.
Psst, there is something special about this robe…
the back panel features a very rare design by the elusive maker, Hofmann Textiles. Instead of their more traditional geometric daisies, this particular pattern resembles old-fashioned lace doilies, the kind that might have graced furniture at Grandma’s house many moons ago. Now look closely…one little doily towards the center top has a manufacturer “flaw” that resembles a hidden heart. 🤍
Coordinating belt features 15 hand-cut quilt squares…because a boring, plain belt tie just won’t do. Giant, mismatched front patch pockets, one that is cut from the doily design to coordinate with the soft peach of the one front panel. Plush white daisies on pink (also a Hofmann print) grace one front panel; the opposite features a mid-1940s era beautiful, soft lightweight falling shell scallop design.
Everything about our patchwork robes is intended to emphasize the shabby cottage style so you’ll notice natural distressing to the fabric that was deliberately incorporated, such as skipped needletufting & pulls which is inherent to these very old fabrics.
DETAILS & MSMTS
Size Type: Regular Misses, may fit up to smaller L’s
BUST: 49″ (measured lying flat & then doubled)
WAIST: 45″ (measured where belt ties, lying flat & then doubled)
Pockets? Yes, 2 front patch
100% cotton fabric; DOES NOT STRETCH
Fabric weight: Varied
Standard belt tie included
OUR VISION IS SIMPLE…
To blend sentimentality with sustainability as we use these precious, scarce vintage chenille fabrics to tell a story of our great American textile history. Once omnipresent in homes across the country during the 1930s-1950s, chenille fell out of fashion in the decades thereafter. By the 1980s and 90s, they found their way to thrift stores, auction houses, and “rag factories,” allowing a new generation of enterprising women to re-envision these once-loved textiles.
Today, quality chenille has become very challenging to source in any condition, which presents a design challenge we’re up for. The benefit of this design is in its sustainability – all garments wear eventually and many are simply discarded. Lost your belt tie? Snagged the hem? Facings a bit worn? Simply infuse your own creativity & add to the shabby patchwork look with a patch here, a patch there…and let these surprisingly durable fabrics take on new life, tell a new story…yours…
::all our designs incorporate attributes associated with their previous life – i.e. color variations, wear, small repairs
::items laundered/stored near fragranced products
::combined shipping avail; overages >$1 refunded