I definitely am past the stage for babydolls but I am interested in making some cute pjs. I like sleeping in shorts and a top, and I love nightgowns. Here are my plans:
Up first, and already cut out in my studio, is the middle pattern M 6659. I've already sewed this twice and have a review here-M 6659 review I was not really taken with it because the size seemed small and there are 4 darts in the top. Who needs darts when sleeping? I altered this beyond recognition and can now whip up sleep shorts which are loose and a top which is only slightly fitted. This set will be in grey, pink and turquoise voile.
Next is B 6296 in a green and cream abstract print voile. This pattern got good reviews on PR and I'm looking forward to making it. It will take some extra time with all the piping, but isn't that a nice touch?
Lastly is a glorious floral for a nightgown. B 6225 shows a knee-length gown but I will either go ankle length or mid-thigh. This pattern only has one review on PR and I think it is probably due to the ruffles and pintucks. I did a mockup of this and it also runs pretty tight through the bust.
At 63, I sometimes do not feel alluring. Part of aging gracefully includes acknowledging that fact but still treating myself in ways that honor my physical self. I hope this is true for all of you too!