Valentine Essentials Tour: Day 2 (It’s MY turn!)


I get to join in for Day 2 of the Valentine Essentials Tour and was excited to sew up a new Women’s Everyday Essentials nightgown (don’t miss the 50% off coupon at the end of this post)! I decided to use this galaxy print performance knit from JoAnn to make a nightie that would be out of this world … ha, ha, ha!


As per my measurements, I made a size 2x with the full cup bodice option. There is also an average cup and small cup option, which translates to 3 separate bodices in each of the 10 sizes included in the pattern … yay for not needing to do a full (or small) bust adjustment!! I chose to make the above the knee length of the nightgown, but I shortened it by a few inches since I don’t like anything twisting around my legs when I sleep.

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The only other change I made was to follow the pattern’s included modification for more modest coverage. I did this by eliminating the underbust gathers and overlapping the crossover more. I don’t think hubby will mind since the neckline is still plenty deep compared to my usual bedtime attire of an old t-shirt. LOL

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The hardest part of this blog post for me (besides hitting “publish” and making it public, haha) was taking the photos. My husband isn’t very handy with the camera and I wasn’t sure my 9-year-old (my usual “go to” photographer) was up for the task of taking pictures of her mom in a nightie. Thank goodness my camera has the option to run it remotely from my cell phone! I ended up setting up my umbrella lights in my bedroom and propping my camera atop my dresser’s mirror. Not perfect … but it worked! 😉


Happy Sewing!!  ~  Joelle

P.S. Make sure to visit all the stops on the Valentine Essentials Blog Tour this week! (Keep in mind that the links below won’t work until their scheduled date, but feel free to click through and check out their other blog posts anytime.)

Feb. 3 – Sewing by Ti

Feb. 4 – Joelle at EYMM

Feb. 5 – Embrace Everyday

Feb. 6 – Sprouting JubeJube and Capture, Craft, and Cook

Feb. 7 – Call Ajaire and Blessed x Five

Feb. 8 – Rebel & Malice and Sew Haute Blog

Feb. 9 – Kelly’s Sewing Creations and Sew Far North

Feb. 10 – Roundup at EYMM

During the tour, the Everyday Essentials pattern is on sale for half off! Use code VDAYTOUR on the EYMM site to save 50% on the Women’s Everyday Essentials pattern until February 12 at 11:59pm PST.

8 Responses

  1. Tibeca
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    That fabric is super fun. I’m SO glad my DH was willing to help with photography. Dare I say, I think he enjoyed helping with this tour. 🙂

    • Joelle
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      Thanks! Honestly, I think I probably relaxed more without anyone there to “watch” as I got my photo shoot done. LOL

  2. Essence B Underwood
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    You look amazing Joelle! I will have to figure out how to photograph myself as well as you do! I love your pjs!

    • Joelle
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      Aww, thanks! This was one of the most awkward photo shoots I’ve done … complete with my 3 little boys squealing and fighting in their room next to mine and pounding on my door! LOL

  3. Melissa
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    Joelle, you did an amazing job. I love that print and you look meowtastic!!

    • Joelle
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      Thank you! I can’t wait to see yours tomorrow!

  4. Ajaire
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    I adore that fabric! And laughed at the t-shirt comment. I’m so boring when it comes to sleepwear (tee and yoga pants) that my husband would be thrilled with even a slight v-neck 😉

    • Joelle
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      Thanks! I love this fabric, too. I had just enough left over to cut myself a pair of ‘Get Moving’ Leggings and I can’t wait to sew them up!

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