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McCall's 6378

This pattern from 1978 for a nightgown has a pleated front, button front slit opening and lace or ruffled collar. My fabric is a cotton-wool blend in navy blue with a paisley print from Fashion Fabrics Club.
I opted for a mandarin collar rather than lace or a ruffle, and omitted the lace bands on the sleeves. To cope with insufficient fabric, I added a horizontal band at the bottom of the sleeve - redundant, as it turns out. The sleeves are long. I also added a strip of ribbon rather than lace to the cuff.
The resulting garment is a voluminous garment but wearable. The very deep front slit is annoying, but could be partly closed with another button or two.
Pattern envelope
Pattern envelope
My fabric
My fabric
Finished garment
Finished garment
Alternative view
Alternative view
Neckline
Neckline
Cuff detail
Cuff detail