Summer Nightgown featuring Soften

Category: Gifts

Summer is around the corner and wearing cotton is a favorite of anyone living in a warm climate. Shannon Fabrics features a double gauze fabric called Embrace which is perfect for a light airy nightgown that provides coverage yet remains cool and comfortable. Soften, our fusible softening liner works perfectly as an interfacing as it provides the stability needed for yokes, collars and more yet remains soft and supple.

What you need to make this project

Shannon Fabric Embrace Dandelion Print Fabric - 2 1/4 yards or more depending on size
Soften fusible softening liner - 1/4 yard
Butterick Pattern B6838
Sewing Machine
Basic sewing, cutting, measuring and pressing tools & supplies

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Soften Interfacing 19″ Wide X 20 Yard Roll

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Step One

Follow the directions contained within the pattern, adjusting the pattern as desired.  Due to the nature of the gauze fabric we suggest that you create French seams wherever possible to prevent fraying and achieve a professionally finished look to your garment. Diagrams of how to create a French seam have been provided.

Summer Nightgown

Step Two

French Seams – Step One

With right sides out, pin the back and front sides seams of the garment together and stitch using a 1/4 inch seam.

Step Three

French Seams – Part Two

Press the seams together; pressing them towards the back of the garment.

Step Four

French Seams – Part Three

Refold the garment, right sides together and stitch the side seams using a 3/8 inch seam allowance. When completed, all raw edges have been encased between the seams.  Press well.