Changes made to the instructions are as follows...
The center back seam was eliminated, so I drew a line 5/8" in from the center back and placed the fabric fold on the new mark for center back.
The grainline of the tie piece is now down the warp instead of cross grain. This produced a slightly better yield.
The placement for the ties were brought forward about 1", the original placement created tension on the sleeves. I'll have to wear it for a bit to see if this will be a problem.
Seams are french seam (because I like french seams :)
The center front and cuff edge are bound with a narrow double fold bias trim, which resulted in a contrast touch down the center front, and inside the sleeves. This is a variation, the instructions use the bias as a hidden facing, but I opted to wrap the edge instead.
It's really very cute, there isn't a deep overlap in front, just in case you're wondering. It delivers everything I wanted from a casual robe. The sleeves aren't so long that it gets caught up in anything, and it's a good length for me. I will certainly be prepared for the surprise visits from the neighbors with this at the ready.
If you are thinking of making this robe, there are a number of lovely versions online. It looks especially good in a silk charmeuse, or satin. Maybe I'll make a fall version in silk.
Update: Wearing it this morning at breakfast, the cuffs get caught on the kitchen knobs, so be forewarned.
Meanwhile, I may have to consider one of these for the hot days ahead, click here!
If that doesn't scare the neighbors, I don't know what will.