Tuesday, 4 July 2017

The Ugliest Thing I've Made

But my goodness, is it ever comfortable. So, I'm good with it. 

Late last night when I couldn't sleep because I was coughing up a storm, I got up and made this over-sized extended tee-shirt into a night shirt using New Look 6321. This is view E which should have been a tunic length and with side slits. I made a few changes, it wasn't this ugly on it's own. I lengthened the hem by ten inches and removed the side slits. I also lengthened the sleeves by five inches. I would have lengthen both more if there was more fabric to work with but I used up all of the terry knit that I had in my stash. I didn't focus too much on the finishing details. I could have hemmed it but I just ran it through the serger and let the hems rolled as they wished. I didn't have the energy to fight it and I didn't want to invest any Knit-'N-Stable tape into this project. The neckline could have been finished with top-stitching but again, I didn't have the energy. I just wanted to stitch it up as quickly as I could and wear it to bed.

I'm not completely sold on the pattern, it's fine I guess. I would recommend it for a beginner for sure. Otherwise, I won't be revisiting this pattern. I don't care for how wide the sleeves are and I have far more interesting sleepwear patterns to try out. But it was a quick and easy sewing project and it served it's purpose. I found this pattern at a second hand shop and even though I only paid a few nickels for it, I was disappointed that it wasn't a complete pattern. It's a hit-and-miss shopping for patterns at second-hand shops.  

Maybe my lack of excitement for this sewing project is part feeling under the weather and part not inspired by my fabric. I made this with the end of the bolt, white terry knit that I found at Marshall / Northwest Fabrics last year. The fabric was also a bargain price score as it had some slight flaws that didn't bother me too much. It's not like I'll be wearing it out in the public sphere. What was important is that it's comfortable to sleep in, I just wish a had more fabric to pull off long sleeves.

The Stats:

Fabric:  2 metres of cotton terry knit

Pattern:  New Look 6321

Additional Tools & Supplies:  Sewing machine, serger, walking foot, thread for the machines, cutting table, pins, scissors, thread clippers, tailor's chaulk, measuring tape, ruler, Kleenex tissue, Tylenol, cup of tea, and many breaks.

Happy Sewing!


  1. Contrast cuffs for the win?

    1. LOL, oh my goodness, you had me laughing so hard, I just coughed up a lung. Actually, that's a good idea.

  2. I have a really ugly-ass nightie too, but where yours is bland, mine is LOUD. Purple, pink, green, teal and cow print. And more. But it is comfy and LONG. I love making my own winter jammies because store bought ones are never ankle length for some reason.


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