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a garment for sleeping

Added Apr 28, 2010

by grainline

Chicago, Illinoi...






I sort of hate all the words referring to garments you wear while sleeping, pajamas reminds me of those ones with footies and something about the word nightgown sounds bizarre to me. Anyway, I made one.

Modifications: added 2" to pattern length, added piping around yoke, changed the back opening from a zipper to a button with an open yoke, slapped some buttons down the front.

Simplicity 3778


Material Notes

some sort of synthetic fabric, cording for piping, contrasting fabric cut into bias strips, 4 covered buttons, thread, one cat




Garment Type

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  • Birdie2_large

    May 2, 2010, 10.08 AMby littlewren

    this is really great! I love the colors… I really like the interesting yoke… totally dig it! :) I also share an aversion to “nightgown” to me it implies ankle length flannel and white lace… This is a different genre altogether! :)

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    • Glacier_large

      May 2, 2010, 08.27 PMby grainline

      Oh man me too with the nightgown! I was really into Little House on the Prairie when I was young and when I hear that word I imagine Ma Ingalls padding round the cabin. Yikes! Not what I’m going for in my daily life. hahaha.

  • Madmen_me_large

    May 1, 2010, 03.11 PMby zozowahine

    This is way too nice to only sleep in! Looks better made than anything I ever wear out of the flat!

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    • Glacier_large

      May 2, 2010, 08.24 PMby grainline

      Haha thanks, I dream of having as many handmade clothes in my wardrobe as you! I really wanted to do Me-Made-May but then I assessed my wardrobe….sad situation. I couldn’t even do a week!

    • Madmen_me_large

      May 4, 2010, 08.34 PMby zozowahine

      Ha! Well, my aversion to making things for other people and working part-time (not doing two jobs like you) helps in my wardrobe expansion! I would have loved to see you Me-Made-Maying, maybe next year?!

    • Glacier_large

      May 5, 2010, 02.46 AMby grainline

      I am definitely in for next years Me-Made-May. Too bad there aren’t any more M months! I am really sad to be missing out on the fun.

  • Dress5_large

    Apr 30, 2010, 09.15 PMby onegoodapple

    this is perfect, I’d be very tempted to wear it outof the house too…

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    Apr 30, 2010, 07.44 PMby susanne2011


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    Apr 30, 2010, 09.07 AMby bttn

    I would never guess, that it is a nightgown. Seams to be a lovely summer dress for the hot days.

  • Glacier_large

    Apr 30, 2010, 03.13 AMby grainline

    Thanks everyone! Oh…and I would like to add, the oversized José Quervo marg mix was won at a raffle, not purchased, yikes, how embarrassing! We fed half of it to our friends on a taco night.

  • Coffeeshop_large

    Apr 29, 2010, 05.04 PMby eugeniaofthewasps

    Really great! I have this same pattern. I love the pattern but I wasn’t crazy about the fabric I used. I really like what you’ve done with this.

    And I love your mixer. So jealous! ;)

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    Apr 29, 2010, 12.54 PMby stefanisarah

    i would wear this to run errands. the yoke details are too pretty to keep to yourself.

  • Never_leave__by_pinkbutton_large

    Apr 29, 2010, 08.17 AMby szarlotka

    So beautiful… <3

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    Apr 29, 2010, 04.09 AMby Zyanya Walker

    oooh i have been wanting to make something like this for ages but haven’t been in the mood. you have inspired me. this looks great and i love the cat!

  • Simo_large

    Apr 28, 2010, 08.11 PMby simo-1

    I really like it!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 07.15 PMby aggelicat .)

    lovely and it matches with your lovely cat!!!

  • New_glasses_large

    Apr 28, 2010, 07.13 PMby lepetithoot

    I love the addition of the cat! :)

    And the nightgown/nightie/sleepwear (?) is great, too!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 07.12 PMby evly

    Very beautiful. I think you could definitely wear this during the day too, it looks so pretty on you :)

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