Monday, July 8, 2013
Pajamas For Me Using Vintage Sheets
I have picked up several vintage sheets to use as fabric yardage when out looking for 'finds' in estate sales and thrift stores and they have been 'calling to me' from the closet. I decided that I needed summer nighties and I used a pattern that has been 'mellowing' in my pattern stash for several years: Butterick 5061. It is one of their 'History' patterns for night clothes. I made the pants capri length and omitted the drawstring and just used elastic in the waistband. I used wider-than-called-for Swiss edging so my neckline ruffle doesn't stand up but I like it better that way. I used a contrast bias binding on the neckline and like it peeking out. I like how the border on the sheet edge goes around the leg bottoms. This sheet was soft but also sheer so I added a white cotton lining (modesty panel...I have children) half way down the front.
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