I knew I wanted a summer version of the Jalie Melanie Robe, to throw on in the afternoons when the wind picks up. I was thinking linen would be a good fabric choice, and then when I saw this gorgeous linen print in Fabulous Fabrics, I knew it would be perfect. I love both the colours and the print. It is definitely a fabric that makes me happy.
I have dressed it up and worn it out with jeans, but mostly it is for throwing on over summer clothes at home.
I made all the same changes to my pattern as my previous version, but I made one further change for this version. I am likely to wear this open, and the tie dangles down and annoys me when it is open, so I made a secret inside pocket for the tie to sit it when not in use.
I lined the pocket up with the print of the fabric, so it is pretty unobtrusive from the outside.
This is definitely one of my favourite makes for this year.