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Silver Rose

Nightshirts
« on: March 23, 2020, 09:37:58 AM »
I'm sewing the second one now, both are made using M6886, the longest length with long sleeves, very simple but ideal when sewn with a cotton jersey, really cosy to snuggle up in bed.
These are the 2 fabrics, the grey/blue llamas one is brushed cotton so I've made it a lot larger to allow for wriggle room, the pink is cotton jersey and is very soft and warm even though it is quite thin.
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Iminei

Re: Nightshirts
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 09:49:44 AM »


Ooooohhhhh

Now this is one thing I really would like to learn to sew. My skin is not very good with man-made fabrics and its sometime a struggle to find the type I like ... mid calf length with sleeves ....

How easy was it to put in the sleeves ???

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Silver Rose

Re: Nightshirts
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 10:23:33 AM »
@Iminei , as with most things, practice and more practice, the first sleeves I made were awful but now I am careful to make sure I have them the right way round by marking the notches from the pattern , in fact as a "belt and braces " approach I put a safety pin in each sleeve piece to mark the back of the sleeve.- do you remember the GBSB sleeve mistakes? Using a stretchy jersey fabric makes the job easier.
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BrendaP

Re: Nightshirts
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 10:41:01 AM »
Nightshirts have to be one of the easiest of garments to make - you don't need anything fancy, just make a size or two bigger than usual to allow that wriggle room.

With the sleeves it's easiest to do them shirt style rather than set-in.

1, if there is a separate yoke sew that to the lower bodice.
2, sew the shoulder seams.
3, sew top of sleeve to armscye of bodice pieces - making sure you match back and front notches!
4, sew side seams and sleeve seams as one long seam.
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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UttaRetch

Re: Nightshirts
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 10:55:54 AM »
I love the dotty fabric.  Look forward to seeing the finished garments.
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Iminei

Re: Nightshirts
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 08:47:56 AM »
You speak in tongues @BrendaP   :devil:
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BrendaP

Re: Nightshirts
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 09:24:26 AM »
You speak in tongues

@Iminei  What don't you understand?
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

wrenkins

Re: Nightshirts
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 09:47:16 AM »
Are pictures easier for you @Iminei? I can picture it in my head but diagrams help too.  8)
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Catllar

Re: Nightshirts
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 14:34:34 PM »
Question from one who always sleeps in the buff - doesn't all that fabric wind up wrapped round your legs and bunched up under you once you're in bed? Or are they only for evening wear!!
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Iminei

Re: Nightshirts
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2020, 14:56:48 PM »
All of it @BrendaP  ...

@wrenkins  ... Thank you, that helps a lot ... Now if I had some cute cotton fabric I would 'ave a go ...
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BrendaP

Re: Nightshirts
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2020, 21:04:37 PM »
@Iminei  If you could make complicated waitcoats I'm sure you'd be able to make a night shirt.  In its simplest form it just a long tee shirt, no darts or anything to faff with.
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

Iminei

Re: Nightshirts
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2020, 08:29:15 AM »
Well thank you for that vote of confidence in my dubious sewing abilities @BrendaP  but I really cant understand why people (and Im most certainly including GBSB in those) think waistcoats are complicated???

They have no sleeves to fit! Remember my abortive attempt at a jacket for The Japanese Sewalongathon  ???

I wonder what happened to that?? I think I posted it off to @Syrinx ... Who hasnt been on here for years!
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Acorn

Re: Nightshirts
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2020, 09:40:18 AM »
If you made a nightshirt with dropped sleeves all the pieces could basically be square (or rectangular) and you wouldn't be doing anything you don't do with patchwork.  Straight edge to straight edge.

Of course it might drown you...
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Syrinx

Re: Nightshirts
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2020, 11:48:58 AM »
Hey Imi,
A tailor friend of mine helped me finish it off. I'm not sure where it is as the minute, what with moving and boxes and things!
Currently have a broken leg so no sewing at all for me, I tried using my other foot but I just can't figure the control at all which is a shame as not doing 14 hour work days has been quite refreshing!

Iminei

Re: Nightshirts
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2020, 18:55:13 PM »
@Syrinx ... You're back!!!!!!! Wayhay!!!!  :D
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