My son wanted a bathrobe. I found some "furry fleece" on clearance at JoAnn's in a nice blue color (exactly the shade of Cookie Monster, in fact.) I purchased Simplicity 5329 which had a basic wrap-style robe, just what I was looking for. What I didn't notice was the pattern is sized for Men or Little Boys. I guess it's a 'Dad and me' sort of thing. Anyhoo, my son doesn't fit in either of those size ranges so I had to wing it. I figured it was just a robe, no real fitting issues. I started with the largest boy's size and added to it. It worked out just fine. The pattern was quite simple and went together quickly. Here it is being modeled by my annoyed son.
Cookie Monster look-alike: "I do NOT want to end up on your blog, Mom."
Me: "Yeah, whatever. I'm the mom." (Quoting from the Mom Manual.)
There was just one drawback: