Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Simplicity 8170: A fairy gown

PJs are something I really enjoy sewing for my kids. I don't always blog about them, but I do sew them often.
This is vintage Simplicity 8170, which I've made in the pajama version here and here. This time I made the nightgown. Myra is all about her gowns. Especially if they have fairies on them.
This is the first time I have used the pocket on this pattern. It seemed silly to put a pocket on a nightgown, but Myra loves them.
They keep her hands warm.
The neckline is finished with bias tape. I used the last scrap of this pretty purple floral bias that I made for this dress.
The closure for this nightgown is a slit in the center back seam. Super easy to do, since you just stitch down the seam allowances to finish the slit edges. 
For the button loop, I've tried several different things with this pattern, but the previous ones have all come apart with wear. This time, I'm using 1/8 inch elastic to make the loop. Here's hoping it holds! And aren't those buttons awesome! Opalescent purple buttons seemed a natural match to the fairy print.


  1. Oh, how sweet! That fabric is adorable. This is the pattern you sent me with Izzy's outfit. She's still too tiny for me to use it, but I'm looking forward to it. I bought the Sew Fab Bundle those months ago and have the Sadie Grace nightgown pattern pieces cut and taped. Hopefully I'll be able to get started on those soon.

  2. I'm so glad you blogged about these PJs. I'm gearing up for some Christmas-y ones for my girls and I love seeing how yours turned out. Adorable!

  3. Very cute and cozy looking!

  4. I have this pattern! I made it for my two oldest girls when they were my only kids. (9 years ago) The bigger size lasted through all 3 of the girls. I used a Christmas print, but they wore it year round. Fairies would have been more popular than the print I used, though. Myra looks so cute in this!

  5. Oh
    wow. I love this. My daughter would love a nightgown like this and I'm
    hoping to get it done for Christmas. What a treasure for a vintage
    pattern. Great job.

    With Love,

    Al @ Shaffer Sisters