Today's tutorial is from Angela at My Inner Old Lady...She will teach us how to make a nightgown out of a pillowcase.
This is an easy sewing project that can be completed in less than an hour.
You will need:
Fold over elastic
An existing nightgown
Here's the how-to:
Use the existing nightgown as your pattern. Fold the nightgown in half longways and lay it along the side of your pillowcase and cut along outside. Repeat with the other pillowcase.
2. Check the fit. I had to trim the neckline quite a bit, with the front neckline dipping about 1 inch lower than the back neckline.
4. Finish the neckline and the armholes with a zig-zag stitch on fold over elastic. Amy Karol has a nice tutorial on this here. I pulled the elastic very gently to create tiny gathers. If you don't pull on it at all, it will just create a smooth finish and conversely you can pull on it very firmly to create more gathers.
5. Create the hem by double folding 1/2 inch, then finish with a zig-zag. The stitching matches the zig-zag in the fold over elastic.
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