I’ve been meaning to make myself a few more Callie’s Nightgowns ever since I tested the pattern for Kymy way back in January 2014. Last week, hubby and I ordered a new bed and comforter set so I figured this is the perfect time for new sleepwear, too! 😉
I love the curved sides of the hem on Callie’s Nightgown & Nightshirt. I also love that little color pop of contrast hem facing that can be seen when I walk (though my photographer didn’t capture it well … there’s only so much I can request of my 7-year-old, lol).
Luckily, Callie’s is a fairly quick project. So quick that I took the time to add a little visual interest to the front of my solid purple knit and still finished in one short afternoon.
I think that adding the appliqued “goodnight” to the front of my gown took just as long as the rest of the construction! Haha!
I upcycled a polo shirt for the wording, sleeves, neckband, and hem facing. I even re-used the original shirt hem to save myself pressing and hemming the sleeves.
The only change I made was to cut the back as two mirrored pieces, rather than on the fold. Honestly, it was because I was being lazy and didn’t want to rearrange and re-fold my fabric. I just folded the width in half and cut the front on the fold, then flipped my pattern piece around and lined the “fold” side up with the selvage and added a seam allowance along that edge when I cut it out. 😉
When I tested the pattern, I made the shorter length nightshirt and still love wearing it 14 months later. This time, I made the longer gown length and I think it’ll be nice and cozy for these remaining days of winter.
Happy Sewing!! ~ Joelle