Hack: Callie’s Nightgown to Cozy Raglan Top

Happy Thanksgiving from EYMM! Since this is mostly a sewing blog, I want to know … what did you make to wear today?

I decided a raglan would be perfectly comfy (even through stuffing myself at dinner), so I got out my Callie’s Nightgown & Nightshirt pattern to hack into a cozy top.



For this hack, I cut Callie’s Nightgown pattern’s gown length straight across just above the curved hem and then added a band 7 inches wide (so the finished band is 3 inches wide after folding and stitching). For the length of the band, I measured around my thighs and added a couple inches so it wouldn’t be too tight. The only other change I made to the pattern was to add bands to the 3/4 length sleeves to mimic the bottom band I added.

I bought this floral cotton spandex from someone who was destashing in Girl Charlee’s Facebook group. It was a leftover piece from that person’s previous project and was just big enough for a raglan front and bands. I then received the polka dot cotton spandex as my Halloween sale “bonus” yard from BWD Fabrics & Supplies. They are perfect together!

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When I first started thinking about what to wear today, I was planning to be home in Nebraska and expecting cool weather. I made it long because I wanted to make a pair of black ‘Get Moving’ Leggings to pair with it. Then my best friend called from Florida and one thing led to another and I decided last Wednesday to pack up my kids and drive the 1,400+ miles to her house so we could celebrate her favorite holiday together (both our hubbies are working today and we were missing each other).

All that to say that I didn’t get a chance to finish my leggings and complete my outfit and it’s much warmer outside than I’d anticipated, but I’m still rocking my new raglan with my jeans!

Happy Sewing!!  ~  Joelle

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