Today, I propose you to make a negligee, and even better in one size only! You can find the pattern a little further down in this article and follow the video or written instructions.
Time to complete: 8 hours
Don’t wait any longer, download your boss and make this sensual piece of nightwear! Don’t forget to show me your creations!
Click here to get the template in pdf format: Pattern of a babydoll
To make a babydoll, you will need:
- a sewing machine
- a rotary cutter and a cutting support
- a chalk or erasable ink pencil
- of pins
- an iron
- of the pattern’s parts
- slightly stretchy lace: at least 1.40 m wide by 1.30 m long
- between one metre and 1.5 metres of pin tape
- and the matching yarn
- Cutting of parts
We will start by cutting a strip as long as possible with a width of 6-7 cm. This band will be used as flounces and will draw straps and underline the chest.
To cut the pieces, we start by folding our fabric across the width. We’re going to come and pin our pattern piece A on the fold. For part B, the side that is straight is placed in the bias. The pieces are pinned and cut from the fabric without forgetting the 1 cm sewing margins. We therefore obtain three parts: one A and 2 B.
Now that our three pieces are cut, we will assemble them on the sides, back to back to make an English seam. You can use a straight stitch. Personally, I use a stretch point (03) but this point does not exist on all machines.
We cut the excess fabric once our three pieces are assembled and turn the seams over, build, and prick again with a straight stitch or stretch stitch.
We are now moving on to a long and tedious step of building a hem that will go all around the room: double for the most part and single where the elastic band will pass. You can also overcast the fabric with an overthread stitch (06) or a zigzag stitch. Personally, my needle doesn’t hook the lace and I can’t get a clean result, unlike my video on the tanga, where the lace reacted well to the surfil stitch.
Once your set is built, we place a rubber band with very little tension on the half sleeve on the back of the fabric. The elastic band is therefore found inside, only the pimples protrude. To do this, use a triple zigzag stitch (5) and pull the elastic slightly by stitching. When you reach the end, you cut the rest of the elastic.
We will now build a 0.5 cm hem on our band that we cut at the beginning. It is this step that is the most delicate because it will finish the nightgown. We place our rubber band under the edge of one end of our piece, and add the band above it. We place our elastic 20-25% smaller than this edge.
Then, we form the first ramp. To determine its length, it is best to try it on yourself. Here, the strap will be 32 cm, so I leave 32 cm of elastic and 25% more for the band, or 40 cm.
We reach the half neck of the back piece, we place our elastic underneath and the band above. We place our elastic 20-25% smaller than this half neck.
The second ramp is formed like the first. We now reach the other end and do the same operation as before.
The elastic can be built on two stitches just to hold it in place at the seam. A seam is now sewn using a triple zigzag stitch, leaving an opening of 1.5 cm and later finishing the strip. We take our time because it’s a delicate step!
We build a small hem to finish the edges cleanly and make sure that it does not pull on the tape when sewing.
Finally, we will sew a satin braid or ribbon that will be used to tie the undress with a machine using a straight stitch or by hand.
Your nightie is finished ♥