Friday, May 1, 2009

Simplicity 9505, View A, Version 2







I came across a pretty border print cotton when gathering fabrics for the Ronald McD Pillowcases and decided it would be perfect for a springtime version of the tunic nightgown that I made last from stripe flannel.

There is no piecing involved with this one. I just laid the major pattern pieces on the cross grain to take advantage of the teacup border. The fussiest part of the sewing was the neck facing due to the slit, but that's a minor quibble because the rest was so easy to do.


I sacrified the lower band of the border due to the curved edge on the sleeve hems. The pattern piece below shows the curve:



As you can see on the reverse, that lower band is all over the place due to the curve, and no way to fix it without major gyrations.

11 comments:

gwensews said...

Oh, cute! This makes me believe I should be sleeping in something other than men's oversized t-shirts!

Cindy said...

Love fun prints for nightgowns. This one is great.

Linda said...

This is so cute! What a great use of the fabric!!!!1

Lindsay T said...

Really adorable nightshirt. In fact, it's super cute!

Liana said...

Just darling, and I love your fabric combination.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That is so fun for a nightgown! Looks comfy too.

goodworks1 said...

Nancy,
So you kept the curve in the sleeve hems and placed your pattern higher to avoid the non-straight edging being too obvious?
Double-checking to be sure I'm understanding this (followed a link from http://sewing.patternreview.com/SewingDiscussions/topic/31284/2

Nancy (nanflan) said...

I kept the curve in the sleeve hems, but did not place the pattern higher. If I had done that the bottom of the center cup would have been folded under. You can see how close it is to the edge on the second picture.

The sleeve piece was placed at the fabric edge, and includes the selvedge. Fortunately, the straight lower band falls within the hem allowance. Pure luck! The last picture, where I flipped up the hem, shows a little bit of white selvedge as well as how much the placement of the band varied due to the curve.

materfamilias said...

such a good print, and such a good use of it!

Duchesse said...

That is the nightgown I am always looking for when I shop. Brava!

If one does not sew, there are other ideas here:
http://passagedesperles.blogspot.com/2009/04/sleeping-with-enemy.html

Nancy said...

i simply love it! the shape, patterns and colors. Enjoy wearing it!