Nighty Nights!

I did a little search on what men like to see women wear to bed and what women themselves like to wear if there’s a man in a bed. The findings were interesting to say the least! Men prefer women to wear nothing (big surprise!), but if a woman isn’t that comfortable with being in the buff just yet, they like women’s sleepwear to be sexy, but without trying too hard. Think white tank tops and some cute cotton underwear, his t-shirt or his favorite team jersey! I don’t know why the jersey surprised me, but it did!

Of course, women prefer comfort. It seems that the only reason we buy fancy lingerie for a special occasion (I’m not talking about buying fancy lingerie for ourselves!) is that we think that’s what men want to see. But it looks like men could care less about lace, garters and underwire. If I’m wrong, please let me know!

I feel like the pressure is off, and I don’t need to bother with the underwear theatrics. Oh, who am I kidding?! I’m not interested in buying that stuff! I do, however, want to wear something cute and comfy when heading to bed. A plain t-shirt is not going to cut it. Refashioning some t-shirts into a cute nighty is right up my ally!

I used:
An extra large t-shirt. I actually had extra large t-shirts scraps, so I used those.
elastic
thread
something to decorate-I used Simply Spray, but you can use markers, appliques, etc.

I cut a band from one of the t-shirts big enough to cover the chest area.

I went over one end of the raw edge with an overcast stitch on my sewing machine. I sometimes prefer overcasting to serging. See if your machine has an overcast stitch. You can use a blanket stitch if you want to do it by hand.

Then, I cut the bottom from another t-shirt the length I wanted.

I did some scrunch and spray effects with the spray paint. I let it dry for at least 30 mins.

I then sewed my top piece to my bottom piece.

I measured two pieces of elastic for the top egde and for the under bust area.

Using a zig-zag stitch, I attached the elastic, pulling taught while sewing so the fabric gathers.

I cut an inch-thick strip from the leftover t-shirt and pulled it so that it rolls. I gave it some spray paint treatment.

I pinned and adjusted the straps to my liking, then sewed them to the elastic.

With the leftover pieces from the strap, I made bows and attached them in front where the straps are. I sewed them on like I would a button.

I love the results! Cute, but really easy to sleep in!

Need some other ideas?

Pillowcase nighty at Burda Style
Pillowcase nighty at Threadbanger (video)
It’s not a nighty, but everyone loves the underwear made from a men’s top that Clare Bare showed at Threadbanger (video)

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CrazySexyCrafty: DIY Dirty Dice

You’ve seen these before right? They are called dirty dice or naughty dice and they tell you to do something to a certain part of the body. They are a lot of fun, and very dangerous! Sometimes though, they are limiting, since there is only six sides of the die. You can make your own and get really crazy with it and use whatever verbs and body parts you like!

 

I found a pic of a cube template. I downloaded it, and put it in my graphics program and typed in the words. If you don’t have a graphics program, you can just print out blank cubes and print words separately, then glue the words on the cube.

Print the cubes on card stock and cut them out. I changed the template when printing so that I would get four smaller images instead of one big one.

 

 

Fold. You can score the straight lines with a butter knife or a fabric tracer and a straight edge.

 

 

 

Glue.

 

 

 

 

Roll.

 

 

 

 

You can even add a third one that has the location! Have fun!


Citrus Massage Oil

Massages are almost always expected on Valentine’s Day, and if you really want to make the experience memorable, you’ll definitely want to have some massage oil.  There’s no need to buy one. It’s really easy to make one at home with a few ingredients you probably already have on hand.

You’ll need 2 cups of oil of your choice, one orange and one lemon. I used a combo of olive and sunflower oil. I’ve been getting 100% sunflower oil at the dollar store. It’s a nice light oil that’s high in vitamin E.

 

 

 

Using a vegetable peeler, carefully cut pieces of the orange and lemon peel.

 

 

 

Heat your oil and lemon peel on low heat for about 15 minutes. Let it cool completely.

 

 

Transfer to a cleaned, recycled bottle. I had a glass one on hand.

 

 

 

 

 

You can place the bottle in a pan of hot water to warm before using.  Make a cute label, and you’re ready to rub!