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A Garment for Sleeping

a garment for sleeping | grainline studio

Since I'm turning 28 in June, I've been having the idea that I need to step up my wardrobe a bit, including the garments I sleep in. Something about being 28 is affecting me like the years before haven't, it's very odd. Suddenly I need to sleep in nicer looking garments I guess. Also this is my new haircut looking totally full of bedhead. Can't tell if I like it or not.

a garment for sleeping | grainline studio

I made this sleeping garment from Simplicity 3778 and used some "assorted fibers" fabric from Vogue. I decided to throw in some piping from fabric I had laying around to sort of make things a bit more exciting. The buttons down the front may have been a mistake, they have a super long shank, so I feel like they stand off the garment in a strange fashion. The shoulders on this pattern also seem extremely wide, so I have a bit of gaping in the front neckline. I didn't really feel like making a muslin for this though so that's what I get.

a garment for sleeping | grainline studio

As for the "sleeping garment" names, I have an unnatural aversion to most terms used to describe these garments. Pajamas is alright, but in my head refers to a 2 piece set that is more casual or maybe just made out of jersey and nightgown just sounds bizarre to me; I think my Grandma VanDahm used to use that word a lot. Seems to refer to floorlength things also.

a garment for sleeping | grainline studio

I have to admit, I got a little help on this garment. In the form of a cat. Ahhh she's so cute I can't even handle her little paw licking. What a little meowface.