I need to attach two hooks at the waist band to permanently be able to close the front. I also have to add in the lining part of the waist band to cover all of the frayed edges of seams. Hemming will be the last step.
The original, "Marianne" robe is an ankle-length garment. I am still trying to decide if I want to leave mine ankle-length (which it is now) or shorten it to shin length, like the above picture. I'm leaning toward the second choice.
Also, the "Marianne" robe didn't have a waist band, but I rather liked the look of one....so I put that in. The pleats on the back skirt aren't nearly as elegantly draped as the one in the top "Marianne" screenshot. The center pleat keeps folding in on itself. Not sure why it didn't turn out like what I had in mind...but maybe it's because I didn't make my pleats as thin...or it could be my material is thicker than whatever it was they used for the costume in the movie ....or perhaps it is because I'm not a professional movie costume designer...you think?!
Anyway, I'm sure I could go back and re-do everything, always seeing the many flaws in everything I do, but all in all, it really didn't turn out too bad. When I'm finished, I'll post pictures of me wearing the robe.