How to sew a nightgown?

The stores are full of ready-made nightgowns. And in the floor, and mini, and old lady. But we want something different, different from everyone. If we can not surprise the style, let's choose a fabric with which I would like to sleep always.

Fabric for a nightgown

We come to the store "Fabrics" and choose the material, feeling and applying it to the cheek. We are looking for one that would warm and caress. Cotton, calico, cambric, staple, linen. .. we are looking for that fabric that is pleasant to the body.

How long does it take to sew a nightgown?

Found. Now we are faced with the question, how much will it be measured? How do you know how much fabric you need to buy to sew a full-length nightgown? We measure ourselves in the most voluminous place. Some have thighs, others are proud of lush breasts. If only this place was not at the waist. Let us assume that the circumference of the circle is 100 centimeters. So, we need to buy at least two lengths. The length is measured from the

cervical vertebra through the bulge of the chest and to the place on the legs where the shirt should end. We got 150 centimeters. The material you like has a width of 140. So we ask the seller to cut us 151 × 2 = 300 + 10 centimeters for the seams and the gate. Total 310cm.

It happens that the fabric that you have chosen has a width less than your size. For example, a calico often produces a canvas with a width of 80 cm, and you wear a 52th size. So, you have to buy four lengths + 20 cm to the gateway. By the way, do not forget in the same store to buy a slanting bake in the tone of the fabric or, conversely, contrast.


We choose the most simple style with the minimum number of seams. Night shirts should be absolutely comfortable, so that there is no sting, no rubbing, no hindering. Take for the basis of the most simple Russian women's shirt poveu. By the way, you can decorate it in the same way in Russian folk style along the edge of sleeves and neck. Now in stores you can buy a beautiful braid, imitating traditional embroidery.

Pattern of a nightgown

We proceed to the most responsible stage in our business. We cut out the croyme and cut it. If you are completely new to this business, then rehearse all over again on a piece of wallpaper. For connoisseurs and docks, you can immediately grab for the fabric you already loved in the store. We'll sleep like this nightgown.

Gently fold it in half.310/2 = 155 cm. We have a rectangle of 140 × 155 cm. It is unlikely that there will be a table of such dimensions in your house, so you can lay out the cloth on the clean floor. Let's fold the cut again, but now along. You have a rectangle with dimensions of 70 × 155 cm, in which one single corner of four has no edges. There will be a neck. Pick up a tailor's chalk of a color contrasting with a cloth and a ruler( you can use colored pencils, just do not forget to return them to the child).Measure from this corner on the short side of 9 centimeters, and over a long 2 cm. Spend a smooth arc of chalk, connecting these points. It will be a cut from the back.

Now handle the sleeve. From this short side, but from the other corner, we lay 17 cm( sleeve width) along the long side and 8 cm further along this edge. Let's put the risk. Now, from the risks deep into the fabric, we draw a line along the ruler.

Drawing a hem. Before us is the fourth part of our nightgown. We must place a quarter of our volume in it( 100/4 = 25 centimeters).Place it must be with comfort, so add another 5cm. Total we have a width of 30 cm. We lay it on the bottom short side and draw the line up to the intersection with the line from the risks. At this point, the armhole will begin. A smooth arc connect it with the point of the sleeve( 17cm).Slightly extend the hem at the bottom. We connect by a straight line the points D and E. All.

We have measured seven times, all checked, now we will cut. Attention! We cut not by lines, but by 2 centimeters away from them, except for the neck. Then cut out straight on the line. Cut and unfolded completely for a length of 3 meters. Now fold it down again and change the scissors to the ruler and chalk. The neck on one side is deepened by 7 centimeters. We draw a smooth arc of chalk, drawing half of the future decollete, and then scissors repeat the route.

Sew the side seams. We turn the hem and the sleeves. We use the oblique bake to the neck. Nashivaem liked the decorative braid. All. Pleasant dreams.