In recent days they have watched me sewing things for kinder and sewing costumes for friends, with nothing on the drawing board for them.
Don't get me wrong - it's not that my children are short of dresses or skirts - but when Miss L was reduced to tears because she has no summer nighties to wear that fit her (seriously this kid is a beanpole she has shot up so much!), well I did feel a little 'mother guilt'.
Then I remembered the quick and easy nighties that Lara made for her girls at Sewjourn - perfect!
|Despite a day of consistent rain she's wearing it to bed!|
I've always liked the look of these pillowcase dresses but felt they looked a little too like a nightie in some fabrics - so a nightie they shall be!
A quick Google search for some dimensions and a hunt through the fabric stash for suitable fabric and we were away.
For the binding I chose a fabric Miss L had been eyeing off a few days earlier - it wasn't enough to make the main body but plenty for the ties.
I have lots of fabric with which to make these little nighties, as in the past I bought a metre as standard for sewing for the girls - of course now that is not nearly enough for a dress with any detail, but it's plenty for a nightie.
I can make a more complex nightie of course with pleats and ruffles and so forth - but I figure that I will save the labour intensive finishes for things that will actually make it outside of the house.
So thanks Lara for the inspiration - she was one happy little girl when she saw this.
It's a tiny bit too big, and looking at this pic it's tied up a little too high! -
I will cut smaller armholes for the next one anyway, but still, she doesn't seem to mind!