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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


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