Monday, December 28, 2009

Here's my new Nightie! Simplicity 3573

This was very easy to put together. And came out so nicely!
I changed it up a bit:

I put a self-fabric binding around the neck.

A regular purchased binding just didn't seem appealing--scratchy and rough. This is so much softer. I sewed it down around the neckline again to make everything lie down nicely.

Used my buttonhole stitch around the sleeves and at the placket. The sleeves are 3/4 length and without any elastic.

The buttons were in my stash. I had some great little flower buttons--but only two! These look bright and cheerful, though.

I added about 10 inches (even for shorty me!) to make a long gown. Otherwise the nightgown would be quite short. I like something around my legs when it's cold!
So cozy and warm--especially since it's supposed to snow again tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

I'm in love this nightie!! Wish I could wrap my head around making simple and sweet outfits rather than carrying around the notion that it has to be something otherwordly. *sigh*

Jane said...

Try it! This was a super simple pattern--I just tweaked it a little.
And I'm really looking forward to a warm nightie tonight--see my snow pictures from today!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I'll give it a try, :)

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