This super easy sleepwear comes to you straight from 1969!
McCall's 2137 Was one of my very first true vintage patterns. So sassy! I attempted at one point to make it into a dress, but this was way before my sewing skills were up to it. I still think it could make a nice dress, but here I'll focus on its intention as a nightgown. I've had this lovely floaty cotton in my stash for maybe a year. I had meant to make a blouse out of it, but never really liked the pattern for a blouse--the spacing of the flowers was a little bit off, I think. Anyway, I'm glad that I saved it since I think it works perfectly as a sweet little nightgown! And I do mean little--my copy of this pattern was cut off at view C length, and I had to do some modifying to get it even this long.
Instead of doing all this, I made a long, self-fabric tie, which solved three issues: it gave me more space around my neck, eliminated fiddling with elastic, and created shoulder straps which in turn lengthened the dress a bit. After all my modifications, this was a crazy easy make; you can definitely make this without the pattern. I'll post a tutorial if there is interest, but it's really so easy.
Do you like wearing menswear-y pajamas sets or nightgowns? Either way, it's nice to feel put together at bed time, it's cute and Laura Petrie-ish (even though my hair isn't as cute as hers at night, let alone 7 in the morning). But pajamas are harder to make!
ps: it is super awkward to take pictures of yourself in your nightgown or slip. you only get two because these were my only poses :)