Sunday, 8 February 2015

Finished: a utilitarian nightie

Yesterday I finished a utilitarian nightie that I started about 5-6 months ago, thought I'd mentioned it before but can't find a post.  Anyhoo, its finished and from the Past Patterns late 18thC chemise pattern I've used umpty squillion times before.

As I was pinning the sleeves into the side seams I discovered that at some point (possibly when I started sewing it) that I'd stained the front with something (possibly black tea).  Not large but there to be seen (not in the pic).

It's soaking right now and I'm not sure it'll come out, but it's utilitarian & done. Lets be honest I'd have spilled coffee on it sooner or later anyway. At least it's not work clothing ruined before it's worn


  1. It's still pretty. And how nice is it to have handmade pj's. I'm at the point where I am sick of the quality of stuff that I buy. It's way overpriced for how badly it falls apart in no time.

    1. Thanks & yes it's still pretty. pjs are great when you need to sew a sure thing as a confidence boost. So long as you know the pattern fitss and the fabric is preshrunk