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Reviewed by:ChristinaK
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Posted on:8/26/14 6:02 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 4052 by ChristinaK

Simplicity: 4052 by ChristinaK  Simplicity: 4052 by ChristinaK  
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Fabric:Cotton - Quilting  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Misses chemise, chemisette and short stay, I made the chemise

Pattern Sizing:6-12 and 14-20, I have made both a 12 and a 14, but prefer the 12. This pattern has a lot of ease.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did, aside from the versions with modifications.

Were the instructions easy to follow? yes, even though the first time I sewed this was the first time I had inserted gussets, I was able to figure it out.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Although this is designed as a historical/costume pattern this is actually my go-to nightgown pattern and I have now sewn it many, many times. It is so comfortable for sleeping due to the ease and gussets. Gussets allow you to raise your arm while lying on your side, without getting the nightgown trapped underneath you.

Fabric Used: I usually use a woven cotton to sew this pattern, for winter versions I sometimes use cotton flannel, so comfy!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I have sewn this as it is written as well as with mods. For winter I lengthen the arms to wrist or 3/4th arm length and the body length down to ankle. For stash busting I have shortened the length and narrowed the width at lower hem, then added a ruffle in a matching print or color. I also like to use matching homemade bias tape to turn the neckline.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would recommend this pattern if you like this sort of thing, for myself I have probably sewn this over the years at least 8 times, I'm sure I will sew it again.

Conclusion: I can see how this pattern might not appeal to everybody, it can be somewhat billowy as there is a decent amount of fabric and ease built in. For me however, it is perfect for my nightgown needs. I really like the squared off neckline and the comfort of the gussets.

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Back of pink chemise
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Blue version, reproduction 1860's fabric

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BlueSkysAhead said...
This makes a cute night gown. Thanks for sharing. It looks very comfortable.
8/26/14 6:57 PM
Debbie Dabbles said...
So glad I looked at your additional pic otherwise I would have bypassed this. From the additional pics I can see why this is a favorite nightgown. Hard to see it on the hanger.
8/26/14 8:50 PM
ChristinaK said...
This is my first review so thank you for the picture feedback, I see that I can add a few more photos to the "project photos", I'll do that to make the review more helpful. I agree that on the hanger they just sort of hang there shapeless.
8/26/14 10:36 PM
carolynw said...
Thanks for your first review - you are making really lovely nightgowns - the type I like. They are all so pretty - nicer than any I have so must get to making some for myself - soon. Fabric and patterns are here - just need time :)
8/26/14 10:59 PM
 
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