Grandma’s house was a magical place a short distance from any place we lived. Along with the special costume dresser in the attic, my grandma had a bunch of unique toys and bobbles for us to play with at her home. Hidden in depths of the pink bathroom cabinets were a pink plastic princess phone, pick-up sticks, wooden blocks, and the sparkly scepter.
I’m sure it was just a stick with a colored ball on the top, but we thought this enchanting stick was fabulous. Big K and I would take turns sitting atop Grandpa’s recliner in the study, bestowing gifts and blessings upon each other for hours. Glittery ideas of prince and princesses alighting our imagination.
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Although this Nana may live a bit further away than she likes, she is bound and determined to provide Favorite Pixie with a life filled with stories and wonder and imagination.
With that in mind, when Favorite Navy Wife requested a Harry Potter Quidditch robe for Favorite Pixie’s dress-up trunk, it was a no-brainer. Done and done.
Let’s make a Harry Potter Quidditch robe – Gryffindor style!
1. Gather Supplies
Favorite Pixie wanted a Gryffindor robe, but go ahead and choose your favorite Hogwarts house and adjust accordingly.
gold cotton for lining
fusible webbing strip
Gryffindor Patch (I got mine here)
2. Cut pieces
There are several ways to do this. If you are feeling confident, you can go ahead and freehand cut the shape of your robe. You will need TWO of each fabric, outer robe and lining.
Also, cut out pieces for the hood. I used the same pattern I used for the Max costume for this hood.
Cut the front pieces of the robe down the middle and also, cut a small curve for the neckline on the front pieces. If you require more detailed directions, check out this tutorial or you may want to purchase a pattern
Step 3: Stitch outer pieces together and lining pieces together.
Pin scarlet fleece back and front pieces together and stitch along side seams. Do the same with gold lining.
Step 4: Add Racing Stripes to sides and hood.
Line up the fusible webbing strip and the gold ribbon and iron on to the sides of the robe and down the middle of the hood.
Using a zig-zag stitch to attach stripes permanently.
Step 5: Add Name and Number
Download the Harry Potter font (it’s free!) and print out the name and number you’d like for the back of the robe. Using the print out as a pattern, cut the letters and number out of the gold felt.
Once cut, use the fusible webbing strip to attach the name and to the back of your robe. Iron and then stitch in place.
Step 6: Finish Hood
Stitch hood pieces together and turn out. Iron seams.
Attach finished hood to the outer robe, right sides together.
Step 7: Attach lining to robe
With right sides together and hood tucked inside stitch robe to lining along side seams and neckline. Do not stitch arms or hem yet.
Step 8: Turn out and iron
Step 9: Hem sleeves and bottom
Using a simple rolled hem stitch, finish sleeves and bottom hem of the robe.
Step 10: Add grommets and laces
Using a hammer and the grommet tool, attach six grommets to each side of the robe. ***Although grommets make things look really fancy, they are fairly simple to do. Just make sure that when you purchase the grommets, they come with the little tool required to attach them.
Step 11: Finish
Iron on the Hogwart’s house patch and lace gold cord through the grommets to finish.
And it fits!