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Easy way to make your own sexy nighty!
This is a super easy project for which even being able to sew straight is optional, as the lace covers all the snags!

I have so many old badly fitting dresses around, but this one had really soft material so I decided it would be perfect for bed :)

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  • How to make pyjamas / a nightie. Old Dress To Lacy Nighty! - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is the dress I started with - but any dress/long top would do as the sleeves and neckline are getting the chop anyway.

    Turn inside out.

  • How to make pyjamas / a nightie. Old Dress To Lacy Nighty! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Off go the sleeves...

  • How to make pyjamas / a nightie. Old Dress To Lacy Nighty! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Turn dress around, and at the back only (!) chop the fabric off from under the armholes.

    Leave an inch or so above for hemming.

  • How to make pyjamas / a nightie. Old Dress To Lacy Nighty! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now, at the front (!) chop the neckline up to make booby-triangles. The size of these will depend upon how big yours are and how frisky you are
    feeling ;)
    I cut them quite big first by eye and then held them up to myself and edited from there.

    Leave some extra for hemming.

  • How to make pyjamas / a nightie. Old Dress To Lacy Nighty! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Hem your boob triangles and the back.

  • How to make pyjamas / a nightie. Old Dress To Lacy Nighty! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now, add lace to the cleavage - just sew on - the lace with black thread covers any dodgy edges too.

    In the middle where it meets it may look a bit messy - like in the picture: just sew it down or use a bow to cover as I will later.

  • How to make pyjamas / a nightie. Old Dress To Lacy Nighty! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now, this part is hard to explain.

    The back trim and both straps are made of one continuous piece, I used 13" for each strap (thats generous) and another 13" for the back so the total piece was 39" long.

    Lie it as in the picture, leave the 13" for the strap hanging loose at the back top end of your boob-triangle, then attach all the way across and back up the other trangle.

    It should look like this:

  • How to make pyjamas / a nightie. Old Dress To Lacy Nighty! - Step 8
    Step 8

    Ta da!

    Now just sew the lace onto the inside of the back.

  • How to make pyjamas / a nightie. Old Dress To Lacy Nighty! - Step 9
    Step 9

    On goes a pretty little bow and your all done!

    I made this twice so far, with the two fabrics you can see in the pictures above.

    You could easily wear this out as well if you made it with a less pyjama-type material :)

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