I started off with THIS pattern that I found online. But rather than lining the whole thing I only did the top (hood, sleeves, yoke/collar area) For the sleeves on the boys' robes I only did the area that is the cuffs, rather than the whole sleeve to save time.
As I was merrily sewing along my needle busted and got stuck in the presser foot! I had never seen this happen before, so of course I had to take a picture of it!
Lily's robe was the first one I worked on, and it was very much a "learn as I go" project for me. The main body of the robes are polar fleece, and the lining is suiting in the appropriate house colors. Lily's is grey because she is a ghost. You'll have to see the my next post to find out WHICH ghost!
Here is her robe all finished (I thought I took more in progress pictures, but I guess in the hurry to get them done in time to wear to our cub scout party I forgot!)
My hubby helped with the finishing touch for their costumes and whittled them all wands. (we have lathe turned wands that a friend's hubby made them a few years ago, but they have gone missing) Here's Lily's:
A few other finishing touches like hair color, ties in the right house colors, a couple of temporary tattoo scars and we were looking pretty good! All in all I am thrilled with how the whole look came out.