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From: Foxyshorty
Date: 08-02-2005, 04:19 PM (1 of 4)
Same as in General sewing:

I was at the store the other day and I saw a pair of pj's/nightie that I liked. I could justify spending 20 bucks on the thing. anyway I went looking for a pattern similar to what I saw. I didn't come across anything. It looks very simple but I'm not sure how to create a pattern to make one for myself. Any tips or tricks to help me figure out how to make a pattern from scratch to make a pair of pj's/nightie?

The nightie is a sleeveless style.. not really a tanktop style either.. a little wider..
Mommy to 2 boys
Morgan 11yrs
Maxwell 5yrs
User: Foxyshorty
Member since: 07-27-2005
Total posts: 25
From: Mom of Six
Date: 08-02-2005, 05:04 PM (2 of 4)
Use A T-Shirt pattern Make it longer, leave off the sleeves, possibly make armhole bigger, bind raw edges ( neck & armhole). Use cheap fabric in case it doesn't work.
Happiness is having time to sew!!
User: Mom of Six
Member since: 11-03-2001
Total posts: 1115
From: meowmummy
Date: 08-03-2005, 03:20 AM (3 of 4)
get a big piece of paper (ex. poster board) use a tape measure and measure your favorite pj's, and just draw on paper the measurements, for a paper pattern, add seam allowances, and try to use the same type of material as the pj's to allow for design ease
User: meowmummy
Member since: 05-27-2005
Total posts: 5
From: AndreaSews
Date: 08-08-2005, 07:53 PM (4 of 4)
if you choose to adapt a T-shirt pattern, then use a stretch knit for the project, since the ease built into that pattern takes into account the stretch of a t-shirt knit. Do you have a simple dress pattern that might mimick(sp?) the basic style of the nighty? That might be easier to adapt, depending on the styles you currently have on hand.
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
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