Cold days and some very chilly nights are starting to hunker down in Melbourne at last. My pj/nightie drawer is rather depleted at present so I've decided to make some winter woolies. I found this soft brushed cotton in Spotlight and it just screamed "Night shirt!" at me.
A night shirt is not exactly feminine but they're comfortable and roomy, and I enjoy wearing them with bootie style slippers and imagining I look hot.
Here is the pattern I used, from 1980. I think I made view A, but I added about 10 inches to the hem.
I even made the proper sleeves and all, but I left the buttons off them. I like to push my sleeves up and feel trapped if they won't go higher than my wrists. And if they get wet it's very annoying.
I placed the bust pocket lower down at the hip for easy tissue storage and wot not. I forgot to cut the button tab as long as the shirt, so instead I sewed the shirt closed at the bottom of the tab. This worked out well as now I won't have to worry about it flapping open at inopportune moments.
And where do I sleep, anyway?
Why, right here.
This is my little sleeping friend. He is a bit bigger than a cat and fits nicely into my arm. He was a present from Jay not long after we met.
Here is my bedside table, with its slightly dusty Tiffany-style lamp and various odds and ends.
Wall art, special post cards and birthday cards, and my entire flower brooch collection.
Hankies on top of books to stop them getting dusty.
Note my artistic photographing techniques too.
Jewellery dish overflowing with pendants, rings, brooches, chains and miscellaneous bits and pieces
My not tested-on-animals skin care range, neatly hidden behind a home made birthday card for my 30th last year from Jay.
(And my fringe... see that red hair piece? That's what I wear every day because my old little short fringe is STILL growing out)
The ever growing to-be-read pile of books
And some fragrance choices (which are probably tested on animals...hrmm...)