My intentions were good... stop by Joann's and pick up some patterns that were on sale and a couple yards of muslin.
I got distracted by sale fabrics - ut-oh! Somehow some clearance knits, sale fall suiting and a lovely flannel ended up in the cart and went home with me.
A portion of one of the knits became a new nightgown:
Pattern: Simplicity 3696, view B, size medium.
Fabric: Two yards of a light-weight t-shirt knit found in the clearance section at Joann's, which was an additional 50% off.
Alterations: After measuring the pattern pieces, the medium was just a wee-bit on the small side with 5/8" seams. I opted for 3/8" seams and the fit is perfect. I constructed everything except for the hems on the serger. This made it come together quite quickly.
I also serged in the raglan sleeves flat then serged the underarm and side seams all in one pass.
Cost: The fabric was originally $3/yard, but with the sale it was $1.50/yard. The pattern was $1.99. The thread came from the stash. Total - $4.99. Not too shabby for a cute nightgown!
Impressions: I bummed around the house yesterday evening in it, and I love it. The cut and fit are great (I think I'm in love with raglan sleeves!), it's super cute and very comfortable. I will definitely be making another one.
I have one and a half yards left of the same fabric. I'm thinking about making the t-shirt version of the same pattern (view C), but with long sleeves and for everyday-wear. Basically, the same garment I made above, but cut waist long without the bottom ruffle. I certainly don't think this style should be limited to just house-wear and can crossover to be a wardrobe basic.
I mentioned that I bought flannel too, right? I simply could not resist this print by Debbie Mumm, I'm certainly glad I had my 50% off coupon with me:
This will be a winter robe, from the same Simplicity pattern - view F. It matches the new nightgown, and it will sure keep me warm all winter!