This is my new sleep wear set.
I suppose that not going out has made me look at it the things I wear everyday and think about replacing or upgrading them or turning them into something more luxurious to wear.
I have been eyeing up these waffle dressing gowns on IG and now I’ve finally gotten around to making one. Why did I leave it so long?????
This is the Lahja unisex dressing gown from Named Patterns
The fabric came from Minerva , 3.1m at £13.99/m in ‘Old Green’. I would completely recommend the fabric; it is a perfect weight for this. I feel like I’m wearing a robe from an expensive spa. Well one can dream!
For some very strange reason I cut out a size M. When I look at the size chart on the packet, it clearly shows I should have cut out a ‘small’, especially as it is an oversized pattern.
I thought I could get away with the Medium but it was clearly too big and even almost fitted my husband!
So I went back, undid the bottom and sleeve hems and ran another seam a generous inch in from the previous one. It is now round about the size Small. I took 4cm off the sleeve hem and still turn them up for doing the washing.
It is still generous but less enveloping than it was!!!
I’ve chosen to leave it on the long side, to keep out those draughts!
I included a label I had received at Christmas. It is indeed one of a kind with that wonky hanging loop placement!
Underneath is my fifth ( I know!!!!) Cheyenne tunic (by Hey June Handmade) . With our nightly temperatures regularly dipping below freezing at the moment, this brushed cotton nightshirt has kept me warm at night.
I’m not a lover of pyjamas. I think you’re either a pyjamas lover or a nightdress lover and I have always been the latter.
The fabric came from the remnant bins at Abakhan. And is not one little bit itchy unlike my wool one!!!
Made up in a size M in accordance with my measurements, I made the 3/4 length sleeves version, simple cuff, but left off the cuff button. I took out some of the waist shaping (made the sides straighter) to ensure it didn’t feel too constrained for sleeping.
I’ve lengthened it a good bit but should have gone longer!!
BTW I had bought my daughter a waffle dressing gown from the White Company for her Birthday last year at twice the price and not finished off as nicely. She now acknowledges that she should have let me make one for her! AND has put in an order for a shorter summer one.
One last flash!!!
Love, Lucie xx