Embroidered Velour Robe
Understanding how velour and velvets are cut
Kept reading reviews about your velour robes as regards the nap being cut the wrong way (against the grain). At 67 years old and learning to sew at my mother's knee, I felt compelled to answer the nap question: velour and velvet fabrics are cut this way in order to give the richest color possible. It is much like an Oriental rub or plush pile carpet. If you look across the pile, the color is subdued as opposed to looking into the nap which gives a richer color.
As to the fabric quality, it is much like many other items in our world: things just aren't like they used to be. Would I order it again: YES! It is about the front zipper and length. NONE are available in store-fronts.
October 20, 2013
Product feels like crinkly paper
I dislike this item. It feels cheaply made. The fabric
feels like crinkly paper. It fit but I will never wear it.
April 9, 2013
Thin and Scratchy - Hardly Winter Wear!
I am very disappointed in this robe.
The fake velour(or velveteen, if it can even be called that) is very thin, and was sown in the wrong direction so that when you run your hand down the fabric to smooth it out when putting it on it is quite rough and scratchy!
Also, this cheap fabric picks up every bit of lint, dust and hair that is in your house. It used to be a rich, dark hunter green color, but now it's a dusty speckled-with-white-&-tan ugly light green color.
For the amount of money I paid for this WINTER robe, I was certainly expecting more than dime-store quality. Sorry, even though it is pretty to look at, I cannot recommend this robe to anyone, and I sure wish I had returned it before wearing it!
I hope Vermont Country Store rethinks their decision to ever sell this robe in the future.
March 3, 2013
This robe is very pretty however, I was expecting a much heavier fabric. The weight is more for a summer robe than winter. That being said I'm, very pleased with color and design and would purchase it for gift giving.
January 16, 2013
Luxury and function
What a beautiful bathrobe! The unique color and detail make this more than just a bathrobe to throw on for warmth or as a cover. The beauty of the bathrobe makes stay-in days special and yet still be presentable should the door bell ring!
November 28, 2012
The sleeve fabric separated from the cuff at the piping on both sleeves. I didn't really want to return it so I sewed it by hand. Not my favorite thing but the robe is comfortable.
November 14, 2012
Low Quality Fabric
I was so disappointed with the look of the fabric of this robe that I didn't even take it out of the bag before deciding to return it. Plush velour it is not. Fabric is much too thin and shiny to satisfy that description.
November 4, 2012