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August 6, 2010 Mary Jo

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.

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