|Pattern Description: Nightgown with sleeve and length variations.|
Pattern Sizing: XS, S, M, L, XL
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I wanted a granny style nightgown (lots of volume) and that about sums it up.
Fabric Used: Flannel-back satin, or satin-faced flannel. A synthetic woven in either case from FabricMartFabrics surprise bundle.
I ordered the bundle and two pieces of this were included. One in pale blue, one in a white-on-white print. Neither had enough yardage to make the gown, so I colorblocked it. I finally have a nightgown that comes to the floor!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: At the join between the white and blue I added a trim.
I did slightly narrow the front yoke, as a 12-14 would usually gap there. Not a huge alteration.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I have now worn this three times and I finally figured out the flaw. When I wear it to bed and I raise my arms it pulls. No, its not because its so long, but because it is one garment for both sleeved and sleeveless. I believe if it was made sleeveless, the armholes are high enough for no side boob, but when you add sleeves, its just not right. I must ponder this more and think about how to solve it, because otherwise its pretty much what I wanted.
Conclusion: It is not exactly the height of fashion, but it pretty much fits the bill. I might repeat for summer in tissue linen or a fine cotton woven.
I will add photos after this week's laundry...