Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Nightgown - Just in Time

When the weather turned cool recently I decided it was time to get out this medium-weight knit and make myself a new nightgown. The pattern was from a thrift store.

It turned out great. The shoulders are a bit wide, but that's okay for a nightgown. Otherwise it fits good, i.e. nice and loose. I am especially happy with the way the neckline facing turned out. I cut a piece of fabric 1 1/4 inches wide on the bias. First I measured the neckline, then cut the piece 1 inch shorter than the neckline, plus the seam allowance. Next I closed the seam on the facing piece and pinned it onto the neckline, just stretching ever so slightly. I used the reverse side of the fabric for the facing. It was the greatest thing about this project!!! I also made the sleeve length long - to come down past my wrist about an inch down onto my hand. Also cozy in the winter.

From lois

From lois

From lois

2 comments:

  1. The weather in MI turned suddenly cool, too. That's a great nighty, and like you said, just in time!

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  2. I should make one... looks comfy

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