This past summer I was wanting a new nightgown. I'm 5'9", and pretty much all dresses are too short at the store, since they're usually made for women who are several inches shorter than me. (Except wedding dresses, which I've heard are made for women my height.) So I actually buy very few dresses, since they are always too short; I got into sewing for myself because I wanted dresses to wear.
So I bought some pretty voile at JoAnn's. I had a pattern at home (Simplicity 4048), but either forgot to check how much fabric was needed, or I just bought some extra, because I ended up with almost a yard left over. Enough to sew a matching nightgown for Miss E, who loves nightgowns. I used See & Sew B4893 for hers, which is actually a shirt and top pj pattern, but the top is ridiculously over-sized, so I just added a few inches to the bottom, and took in the sides some. I used lace that I had on hand for both nightgowns. I also added a placket down the front of mine, just as I did on the other nightgown I shared, since I sewed it up right before having Little A, and wanted to be able to nurse in it.