My Favorite Nightie
When I started sewing more than a handful of years ago, I thought I wanted to quilt. Turns out, I don’t. I made one quilt. It’s usable but unfinished. I plan on making one more. That’s it. Quilts? Not my thang.
But clothes making? Totally my thang. I’ve made a little bit of everything. Pants, shirts, skirts, jumpers, dresses, costumes and pajamas. Mama-made pajamas are most favored nation status around here.
While I subscribe to Ottobre Magazine, my favorite nightgown pattern is easily found at most fabric stores and Wal-Mart (I know, I know the DEBBIL). It’s a McCall’s See and Sew B4005 and it runs about 2.99. Why do I like it? It really IS easy. At this point, I can get this nightgown together in about thirty minutes.
I do want to make one point.
The problem with “Big 3” patterns is that they’re sizing is off. Seriously. Littlebit is running around a 4t now. I pulled out my measuring tape and measured her, matching her measurements to the pattern. It reccomended I sew her a size 4.
Well, as you can see the nightie is falling off of Littlebit. I could probably cut her down to a size three or maybe even a two without it being too small. I also chopped about six inches off of the length as well. My point? Well, it’s a great pattern, but beware of sizing even when measuring. If your fabric is extra speical and you want a perfect fit, it might be worth it to make a practice nightie in some less special fabric first.
Overall, though, this is a great pattern for a new sewist (I like that better than sewer which can be taken more than one way). If you have girlie little girls, she’ll probably love it too.