The Model needed sleepwear and no way was I going to buy any! Up till now she has been wearing pjs but now she's starting to change her mind.
This pretty cotton seersucker with tiny lavender and white checks does the job perfectly I think and it's a really good weight for sleeping in too. The pattern, which is from this Japanese sewing book, is really for a pair of pyjamas but I drafted just the top and used an existing nightie for guidance on length. I made it on the large side, too, after all there's nothing worse than feeling constricted when you're trying to catch some zzzz and besides, that way it'll last a fair while too!
The original version calls for a little hand stitched smocking in the middle but the truth is I wanted it to be a quick job. So I stitched three lines of shirring instead which worked a treat and, seeing as a bobbin was already wound with shirring elastic from this dress, it ended up saving me yet more time!
Wishing you all sweet dreams tonight! Do you prefer pjs or a nightie?