Skip to main content

Made by a Fabricista: Sew Frosting Sleepwear



Last year Heather of Closet Case and Kelli of True Bias issued a Sew Frosting Challenge to the Instagram sewing community. The idea is that the basics of your wardrobe is the cake while the more frivolous items are the frosting (read more here). Unfortunately, I was swamped when this challenge popped up, but my wish was to sew a luxurious sleep set. My vision was a bold print in a soft silk-like fabric or a smooth satin. This whole idea was inspired by the then recently released McCalls 7875 sleepwear pattern which included a robe (with three length options) and a coordinating sleep pant. When I saw this black and cream graphic floral stretch satin, I decided I to go ahead and make that vision a reality even though the challenge had ended. Unfortunately this fabric has sold out, but you can find this similar fabric in a soft pink floral print here.



Satin can sometime be a pain to sew, but this satin wasn't too slippery and was no problem to sew. That could be because it's more a mid-weight satin which ended up being great for a robe, but was borderline too heavy for the whole pajama set.





Despite the fact this robe was fairly simple project to sew I did tackle a new skill, quilting! The pattern gives options to quilt the collar, sleeve cuff and tie belt. Admittedly after quilting the collar and cuff I was over it and decided not to quilt the the belt. I've never used batting as I'm not a quilter, but thanks to the advice of fellow sewists on Facebook I ended up subbing the batting for fleece scraps. The fleece worked wonderfully as it was plush but not stiff. 



I also opted to add piping which should be no surprise because I love the extra touch that piping adds (like on this coat). A fleeting thought of adding a pop of color with the piping (maybe a red or turquoise) did enter my head, but I decided to keep it simple.



Though it won't be out of this fabric I do plan to make a coordinate pj set to go with this robe out of most likely a lighter weight satin. So be sure to follow my blog to see what I come up with. I'm so happy to have something pretty to lounge around the house in. Sure it's not at all necessary, but that's the point of "frosting"!

Tiffany


Comments

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving a comment! All comments are reviewed before posting to help us eliminate spam. Your comment will be posted within 24 hours.

Popular Posts You Might Like

Made By A Fabricista: Speaking My Truth

Happy Saturday All! In these unsettling times, I hug my children a little tighter, spend quality time embracing them, and cherish every moment even more. This pandemic has allowed me to appreciate deep conversations about racial injustice, police brutality, and their feelings about growing up black.
My daughter Arielle, a happy go lucky child, shuns away as she is always being questioned about her race and which box she checks off on an application. She hates the fact that she is consistently asked by her peers and teachers at school if she is biracial, Hispanic, or Black. She has often times questioned her own identity, yet she gladly responds to anyone who asks, “ I am black and I am a part of the human race”.

My son despises the news media (especially social media) and doesn't watch it at all. The death of his older brother and guns triggers a fear that we pray he overcomes. Over the past few weeks, I have read some of the most unreal remarks and comments about "all lives ma…

Made by a Fabricista: Summer Time Blues

Hello again and happy July!  In April, I started sewing a work wardrobe in red and black, and I decided to expand that work wardrobe to include blue and white.  I just love the combination of blue and white especially in the summer!  For my work wardrobe, I want fabrics that do not wrinkle easily, can be laundered, and can mix and match with other fabrics.   I ordered several coordinating fabrics- a white ponte, a blue chiffon print, a blue geometric crepe de chine, and a blue double weave suiting.  Most of these are still available as I write this, but are in the 60-70% off categories, so if you like any, I would order soon!



Have you ever used a Burda Style pattern magazine?  I used to always subscribe the Burda Plus magazine which is for larger sizes, but they stopped making it in English and I stopped my subscription.  I missed it so much, that I took a chance and ordered it in French directly from France on burdastyle.fr.  It wasn't expensive- about $15 total including the po…