Since it is almost Valentine's Day I thought I'd motivate myself and tag along on the EYMM Everyday Essentials Valentine's Blog tour. (Try saying that three times fast.)
We all know that Valentine's day is like a week from yesterday. Yes, yesterday. How crazy is that?! So, now that I have you all in a panic, let me offer a solution. Sew yourself, ahem...I mean your spouse, something nice to enjoy during and after the big day with the Everything Your Mama Made & More Everyday Essentials pattern
. It's super versatile and actually comes with multiple options: a sleep bra, half & full slip, cami, and nightgown in two lengths. I made the cami, half slip and the shorter nightgown with the optional front slit the first time around. All super cute, by the way. These were my previous makes. The cami and half slip look like a dress together and I totally wore them as separates to work. (Winning)
This is only my second time making the Everyday Essentials nightgown. The only reason that I can think of for not making more is that I still sleep in the one that I made before. I look at sewing for myself as an opportunity to have something nice that I either couldn't find, couldn't afford if I found it or wouldn't fit if I coud afford it. So, this time I splurged a little with some gorgeous leopard print and black double brushed poly that I got from Paris Bebe Fabrics
. I lined the bodice in a mesh that I got from the performance fabrics section at Joann Fabrics and trimmed it in 5.75" stretch lace
from Sew Vagabond
. I did some (mostly) simple color blocking and did a double slit using the lace. I probably did it a really
unique way, but it really wasn't as hard as it might look and I got to skip the binding part. Most importantly it feels heavenly!
Can I tell you that getting photos in a cheetah/leopard print nightgown that don't look like porn is a little harder than you would think? Not to mention I roped my dad into helping by saying, "Come and take sexy pictures of me and my husband, dad." Which it turns out is not his forte. Remember, if you want cute pictures in nightwear, ask your husband.
In case you 're wondering, there are instructions to make it more modest, but we don't have many overnight guests so that wasn't an issue for me. And if you're sewing for V-day, your anniversary, your wedding night or just your average weeknight step it up a notch anyway? How many old
well loved sleep shirts do you already have lying around? Find you a luxuriously soft knit or lace fabric, have your hunni take some measurements and show Victoria that her secrets ain't got nothing on you hunni. Bonus points if you have a fun photoshoot to "model" afterward.
My husband came up with these poses. I think he likes it. Thanks for joining meon the EYMM Valentine's Essentials Tour!
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