A flurry of sewing has descended upon the Acres.
I had intended to create a whole collection of summertime nightgowns for the girl. But here we are in August already, so I’m going to pool what little sewing time I can conjure into Get Ready for School clothing. I did, however, whip out this lovely little nightgown as a consolation prize. It’s made from a lovingly broken-in vintage table linen, cut on the bias, and as such is the softest, flow-iest garment I’ve seen in some time. I wish it were mine. For the pattern, I used a combination of the dress and chemise pattern from Carefree Clothing for Girls, extending the chemise width to a dress length, because we don’t need lots of garment fullness while we sleep, do we?
The lovely embroidery detail is of course part of the tablecloth – isn’t it sweet? The rick-rack is a little something I happened to find thrifting the very day I made the dress. What luck!
So far she’s been getting as much wear out of it as possible, wearing it nightly and then till about noon each day. I erred on a larger size when making it, to ensure a fit for next summer too.