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“Romance of Flowers”…a summery, lightweight cottage style chenille bathrobe designed to evoke the nostalgia of summers past.
Great patina on the jade green cotton groundcloth and on the needletuft work, having natural color variances for a shabby sweet look. The needletufting is a not bright white, but a nice creamy tone with gentle variations.
Lovely wildflower florals are scattered about, and sweet floral “patches” coordinate beautifully with the flower motifs. Because of the summer weight cotton fabric, this bathrobe is versatile enough to adapt to a range of climates.
Our robes often emphasize the shabby cottage style, so you’ll notice natural distressing to the fabric that was intentionally incorporated, such as skipped needletufting & pulls which is inherent to these very old fabrics.
DETAILS & MSMTS
Size Type: Regular Misses, may fit M/L, depending on desired fit
BUST: 52″ (measured lying flat & then doubled)
WAIST: 48-50″ (measured where belt ties, lying flat & then doubled)
Shoulders, flat across: 24″
Pockets? Yes, 1 front patch
100% cotton fabric; DOES NOT STRETCH
Fabric weight: Lightweight
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