Riley’s nightgown and sleep shirt pattern came about after hearing repeated requests from moms, looking for more gender neutral options, for a sleep shirt made from soft knit fabrics. There are many cotton woven patterns on the market for traditional night/sleep shirts that are unisex but knits really are more comfy! It is also a great pattern to use for upcycles, you can even use some of dad’s old shirts. The first thing that came to mind were my two boys, and how much they love to sleep in dad’s old shirts. This raglan sleepwear is inspired by some of the sports t-shirts, of my husbands, that the boys love to wear to bed.
It has two length options a longer, more traditional, girls length gown and a shorter, gender neutral long shirt. The hem facing is an easy finish, with all the detailed pictures, and gives a clean finished look with a peek-a-boo hem. With 2 different body length options & 2 sleeve lengths you can make a variety of sleep tops with just one pattern. Riley’s nightgown and sleep shirt pattern offers 19 sizes for both boys and girls from newborn to youth 18 with one pattern covering infants, toddlers, youth & tweens!
Additional directions are not included for these options, BUT you could mix it up by using lace underwear elastic on the neckline for girls, add a contrasting cuff to the sleeve or use contrasting knit binding to finish the bottom hem, instead of the hem facings.