About our Nightwear

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Our nightwear is designed and sewn with care in Gananoque which is in the Thousand Jayne Christopher, seamstress extraordinaireIslands area of Eastern Ontario, Canada. We use traditional styles and the weather for inspiration, 100% cotton or cotton flannelette (some call it flannel) for comfort, and we leave out the lace and frills. This seems to be what our customers prefer, because many returned year after year to buy our products at the One of a Kind Christmas Show in Toronto, and now that we are no longer doing big shows they return and order online. We've been making the same styles and sizes for more than two decades. We seem to fill a flannel nightwear void – traditional well-made items like your grandmother might have made. Many people get attached to their old favourites and don't want to give them up when it's time. They just want another one in a new colour.

Each year's crop is different since we're always looking for new and beautiful fabrics to suit your moods and needs. We choose non-see-through fabrics and functional designs so you can answer the door without feeling too embarrassed that you're still wearing your nightgown at noon.

Our products are not preshrunk, but the quality of fabric is the best we can find, shrinkage is minimal, and we compensate by making everything extra roomy. Our nightgowns are sold by height, for those who want them extra long. We stand behind our nightwear. If there's a problem we refund, exchange, give you a rebate, or repair. We think our largish sizes match reality. We don't sell to stores and 2006 was our last trade show. But we do hope to see you back here!

Laundering: Some care helps to keep everything younger longer. Cool and gentle setting for automatic washers, a few minutes of tumbling in dryer to smooth out wrinkles, and hang to dry.
The latest and biggest news is that Arlene is finally enjoying her well deserved retirement from the nightgown business. Jayne, who has been involved, sewing, cutting, selling, for many, many years, is taking the reins. This means that the quality and workmanship will remain and you can still order the nightwear that you love!

Thanks for dropping in!
Jayne Christopher




Some Happy Moments

“Just wanted to confirm that I have received my night gown. As usual, it is beautiful & I thank you. Your gowns are all I wear” – C.H. Sombra, ON

“The nightgown arrived safely...it is just perfect. The quality of the flannelette is lovely and thick...thanks you clever girl” – C.O. Hamilton, ON

“I received my pj's today (what great service) and I just love them!!! Many thanks.” – L.H. Dorchester, ON

“Being one of your most loyal customers...I wouldn't consider wearing anything but Arlene Massey gowns!” – C.S. Toronto, ON

“I have been enjoying your nightgowns, as always. I was recently ill, and cannot tell you how much easier life was when I could just be warm and comfy...it is the hand-made feel of the product that adds to the overall good feel. They are perfect, soft and just right. I hope you are planning to continue this work for your loyal customer's wants.” – L.F. Toronto, ON

“I love your gowns, at times I feel I practically live in them.” – C.F. Barrie, ON

“I would like to order a new nightgown. I wear your nighties until they are almost threadbare as I love them so.” – C.F. Toronto, ON

“IYears ago I bought one of your nightgowns at the One of a Kind show in Toronto. Since that much-loved flannel nightgown wore out, I have searched in vain for a replacement. I found your business card among some of my things and wondered if you still made the nightgowns. If so, I would happily order one from you. I await your response with fingers crossed.” – G.M. Scarborough, ON

“Thank you for helping me with my last minute shopping - everyone was delighted with their gowns. Now, I need to purchase another for ME!” – W.B. Victoria, BC

We have many new and colourful cotton flannels, flannelettes, and broadcloths this year

All nightwear is made to order.
We accept canadian cheques, Paypal, and Electronic Money Transfers (email internet banking transfers). We ship internationally by Canada Post, traceable and insured.

Jayne Christopher  180 First Street Gananoque, On.  Canada. K7G 2J1.  613-382-1903
Updated October 2016