Two soft and pretty nightshirts for my sister.
It will be my sister's birthday on Saturday. A while ago she asked me to make her some nightshirts that would not irritate her skin. I had an unsuccessful attempt when I tried to adapt a pattern. I took it to the States to show her and it was gigantic and completely the wrong shape. I just had to scrap the material and try again. This time I chose ice cream colours, soft and pretty for bedtime. To ensure that the seams do not rub, I used my 'even feed' foot, so that I did not have to worry about the top fabric pushing and I also did not have to use a zig zag stitch on the seams. This can look bulky and peculiar. I just used a medium sized straight stitch and top stitched the sleeve seams. Because they are dropped sleeves, this was easy as it is almost a straight line. I used a zig zag stitch to finish off the raw edges as that seemed a better option than turning them under and edge stitching. Funnily enough, a piece of pink cotton print fell out of my sewing box when I was getting ready to sew and it completely matched the fabric, so I appliquéd a heart onto the left side. I think the result is quite pleasing and I hope she likes it. Unfortunately, I could not find a piece of yellow in my stash to match the yellow nightshirt, so that one went unadorned. When I have some time, I may even make one for myself.
The fabric is from Tia Knight, Inspired Fabrics. You can find her on: http:/www.tissufabrics.co.uk.
The pink nightshirt with a heart-shaped appliqué.
A simple and easy to use pattern which I will definitely use again.