One of the Christmas presents I made was a new robe for my husband. His old robe was a store bought one he wore out years ago (and continued to wear). I found some wonderful Terry cloth on sale and was able to cut the pattern and do a lot of the sewing when I was home sick before Christmas so he never suspected a thing! Here I am trying it on for size. Since I am 5'3" and he is 6'1" it ended up calf-length on him. The nice thing about making to was that I was able to customize the arm length. He has very long arms and can never get things with long enough sleeves.