A simple Cami Nightwear Set with a cami top and simple knickers in soft and silky satin = Comfortable and peaceful sleep
Here is how to sew this set.
Take measurements around the bust, waist and hip.
How to sew the cami top
Cut out the front and back bodice pieces.
For this fold two fabric pieces of length of the top plus 2 inches and mark as in the picture below.
Cut out bias tape. You need 2 long bias strips measuring 50 inches long – these serve as the binding for the armhole as well as the tying straps for your top.
You can check out the post on making bias tape here. If you do not have enough length, join the pieces diagonally as follows. Cut out the seam allowance and press the seam allowance open.
Do the hem of the bodices. You have to make a narrow hem along the hem.
To make a narrow hem, first fold the edge to the inside and stitch very close to the folded edge.
Cut off the extra seam allowance carefully.
Now fold again as narrow as possible and stitch. You get a very narrow hem this way, which suits the curved edge.
Do this for front and back bodices.
Join the side seams.
Sew the top edge. Turn the top edge to the inside 1/4 inch once and then 1/2 inch and stitch in place.
Attach the straps. Take the bias tape and press it by the middle.
Fold the whole tape by the middle and start attaching it from the armhole seam.
Keep it along the edge and sew. Bind the edge. Check out this post on binding with a bias tape.
Sew the whole bias tape closed. Do not forget to fold the end edge to the inside
Turn the bias tape to the back and stitch in place. This fixes the strap in place. Do for the two sides.
Make the Pajama Shorts
Cut out the pattern pieces.
Fold two fabric pieces of the length of the shorts plus 5 ” extra by the middle, rightsides to the inside and keep in front of you. First you will be marking the back portion and then cut it out.
Mark the back shorts pattern on the top part as per the pattern above.
Open it up.
The front side is marked as per the pattern given above. Cut it out.
Now mark the front pattern on one side and you have to cut the extra from one side.
Cut 2 such pieces – mirrors of each other
Keep them together rightsides together to the inside and stitch along the crotch.
Now turn it rightside outside and bring the crotch seam to the middle.
Join the leg inseam.
Sew hem and waistband casing. When you sew waistband casing remember to leave 1 inch unstitched – to insert elastic.
Cut 1/2 inch elastic 3 inches less than your waist round. Insert this elastic through the casing at the waist.