Completed project: Nightie night

Just a quick one – am sure most of us are in the same boat, waiting for Downton Abbey to begin. But I wanted to share that I have in fact been doing some sewing this weekend and haven’t given myself up to the crochet hook completely.

I finished my semi-self-drafted nightie yesterday, using the neck yoke from New Look 6864 and copying the general structure of a nightie I’d previously bought from Zara home. I used the swiss dot I picked up in Walthamstow market and some pretty floral cotton from my stash.

Nighty nightI was a bit distracted yesterday when I was finishing the neckline and managed to inadvertently sew wrong side to right side, then had graded the seams before I realised my mistake. D’oh! Cue lots of dark mutterings while I got the trusty seam ripper out. So as you can see from the photo – the yoke is a wee bit of a mess and not very symmetric but I can live with it.

Inside I used french seams to enclose the raw edges and faced the arm holes with some pretty bias binding. The overall effect might be a little Cath Kidston for my liking but hey – tis nightwear. At the rate I toss and turn, it’ll be rucked up under my armpits before I nod off.

French seams and bias binding

French seams and bias binding

In fact I may go and slip it on now before Downton starts, slice myself a huge chunk of carrot cake and settle down with the cats for the opening credits. Sweet dreams!



17 thoughts on “Completed project: Nightie night

  1. Cute nightie, and beautifully finished. And, re your last post, fortunately you were mistaken about last weekend being the final summer weekend, looks like we’ve really got an Indian summer this year!

  2. so cute! How do you get your bias tape so neat?! I’ve been working on it, but I have a hard time getting the stitching so even.

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