Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Simplicity 9505 View C, a Different Nightgown

Once again, it's back to this collection of sleepwear. I've really gotten my money's worth out of this pattern, having made several of the drawstring and tunic style nightgowns already. This time, I'm making the peasant style nightgown; time for something light but with a little more coverage than the drawstring style.

I stacked and cut two cottons at the same time, but since I'm working out the fit, I'm sewing each one separately instead of working assembly-line style. As is often true of the Big pattern companies, sleepwear patterns are drafted with a lot of ease. This one is no exception. In addition, I'm not certain that the sizing is consistent between views. A minor quibble because I like this pattern so much, but worth keeping in mind if you want to sew sleepwear.

The first nightgown is coming together easily, but I had to stop because I need to buy some 1/4" elastic. I have every other size except that and I forgot to allow for 3/8" elastic when I was serging the upper edge to prepare the casing. Oh well.

1 comment:

Duchesse said...

I like the caftan shape and can see it in interesting fabrics worn as at-home wear (not just for sleeping).