Tuesday, January 22, 2013
McCall's M5989, Sleepwear
I made view C, the nightgown. I think it seems strange that it’s so hard to find a pattern for a regular old nightgown. Not something that looks like what my grandmother would wear, and not something that has pants as a part of it, just a night…gown. This is close enough, and turned out great for me.
I cut a size 4 based on finished measurements, and it worked just right. I used a nice silky fabric that was on clearance at Hancock Fabrics some time ago.
Changes/Alterations-At step #2, I changed the opening location by raising it about an inch. At step #13, I took up more than the stated 3/4" and used this to encase my elastic while turning under the edges at the same time-once through the machine only. Otherwise, assembled as per directions.
It’s pretty and cute, but I haven’t worn it much yet because it turned into winter around the time I finished it. Oh, well, one more reason to look forward to spring! Yes, I recommend this pattern.