Wearable – just.

by vintage fabric addict on December 21, 2013 · 5 comments

in 1950s

I am improving but I don’t think I’m quite as good at sewing as I fantasise I am. I attempted this pyjama pattern for my daughter as part of her Christmas present. I used gorgeous old lace but new light cotton fabric. The yoke gave me lots of trouble and it didn’t help that I skipped cutting it on the fold because I wanted to make better use of the fabric and I think that’s why it’s twisted and puckered. It was harder than I thought it would be. Luckily my girl likes them anyway She might get one summer out of them. pattern photo curtesy of : http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Butterick_2198


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Reading Goddess December 22, 2013 at 12:08 pm

This is one of the women in my family’s favorite patterns. We have been making this nightie in all sizes, long and short, since the pattern came out! You have inspired me to run up a few for my girls. Your version looks great.


Jeanette December 22, 2013 at 1:31 pm

This is lovely, I love your fabric choice.


waterbear December 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm

wow, I made this pattern for myself when in my teens (ahem, many years ago) and I think you are right about a seam could cause problems in the yoke, though I don’t see it. Because of the curve around the neck, you need the bias in the yoke to ease a bit, and it can’t do that if there is a seam stabilizing it. Mine never looked as lovely as this. Very lucky girl!


Erika December 23, 2013 at 2:26 am

I love your fabric selection! I think it’s so pretty!


EmSewCrazy December 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm

It’s very pretty. Love the fabric and lace combo.


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