PURPLE LOTUS (dressing gown/summer coat)
Size: Medium-large (UK 12-16, US 6-10) bust 35 inches-38 inches (890mm-970mm)
Back length 50 inches / 1270mm,
Deep cut kimono-style sleeves length 22-24 inches (560-610mm) satin roll-back. Bias construction at back allows 'give' which drops for slim fit, expands for full figure. Nicely bound edged pockets in purple cotton with gold print, set lengthways into front patch seams. Floral sash belt in lavender floral synthetic satin, stitched on centre back. One large pearl lilac and grey button.
Patch panels of linen, cotton, viscose, cotton-polyester broidery anglaise, synthetic satin, in purples, pinks, lavender, violet, cream and brown.
Fully lined. Front inside robe is faced with same fabric patches as outer robe. Back lining, lilac satin polyester, mostly one piece, patched in at base. Long sleeves roll up to show lilac shiny lining.
INSPIRATION for this robe was the purples and Indian design with little gems - a rich look was created, teamed with just a few beige patches.