Miranda had requested a robe to wear, she wanted to go as Luna Lovegood. I borrowed a pattern from a friend--Butterick P474, which is out of print and I can't find a good link online. It's a wizard robe with long pointy sleeves and a hood, I adapted it to look a little more like the movie robes.
Oh, the fits this pattern gave me. It's not that difficult, but I hate setting in sleeves. And I wanted to completely line the robe to give it a better weight, so that was two sets of sleeves. Or so I thought--I had the robe almost completely finished and was looking up where to get an embroidered House Patch, when I realized to my horror that Luna Lovegood was a Ravenclaw and wore a robe with a blue lining. I'd made a Gryffindor robe with a burgundy lining. So, back to the fabric store for more fabric, two more sleeves to set in and then--the armholes were too tight. So rip out all the seams in the sleeves, cut them larger, sew them again and this time everything is fine. Ever notice that all the clothing in my shop is sleeveless?
I'm driving Miranda a bit mad with all the details I want to be right--I was stressed over the patch not really being the same, and the charm should have a beaded chain, and should I really make earrings out of radishes? And I had plans to hunt down a pleated gray skirt, but after finishing the cloak I was so relieved I hung it in the closet and forgot about everything else. So we'll see. She's happy with the robe so that just might be good enough.