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Then came the best part, the robe. The velvet was too soft on its own, so I layered thin cotton batting between the velvet and the lining. It made the robe soft and lush. By baste quilting the pieces together, it kept everything neat and all in one piece. I knew I wanted silver accents, so I embroidered snowflakes with pink pearls in the centers. The snowflakes are on the bottom, the sleeves and the back of the coat. It is trimmed with the same pink braid. I hunted for fur to use for trim and everything was too thick and long. Then I found the "minky" fabrics and it was perfect. It was soft with short pile. It also was very easy to work with. I actually used the wrong side of the fabric, because it was better. Then I hand sewed the silver braid all around the bottom and the sleeves.
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