Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Little Folks nightgown

Look, I made a nightgown!

Little Folks nightgown

Don't worry, it's not for me.  It's for Aria.  Directions:  one yard voile from Pink Chalk Fabrics mixed bravely with this nightgown tutorial and lots of luck.  Not quite sure how it happened!

going for it!

The tutorial is kind of a feel-your-way kind without much measuring and no sizing pointers for an older child.  Although it took some gumption to even get started, once I did I was kind of glad to be feeling it out instead of consulting a screen.  It was fun.  But, well, it was fun because it worked and sometimes "feeling" doesn't work, so again I say it - lucky.

Little Folks voile is a silky, lightweight cotton fabric that's 54" wide.  I used the full width of the fabric to go around her body.  It was a yard cut, so I trimmed about 6" off lengthwise to keep it from being too long.  Aria (8 years old) wanted a long nightgown and I was going for "full body" since this fabric is somewhat see-through.  The 54" x 30" rectangle was just full enough.  Other than that, all I can say is consult the tutorial and go for it!

French felled seam

Oh, and I did the side seams with French felled seams, cause my brain was working.  Woohoo!

Little Folks nightgown

Do you think she likes it?

Little Folks nightgown

So does Susan.  Or Susan really likes her?

made in Little Folks voile

Probably her...   probably.

a girl's nightgown

Yeah, it's love.

Little Folks nightgown

But I broke them up so you could see how it falls.  Voile is an ideal fabric for nightgowns.  Pink Chalk has a great selection of voiles on sale!  I'm thinking about using voiles for my dining room curtains as well, since light and airy would be perfect.

Liam wants to model too...

The moment I'm done, it's all about Susan again.  And, Liam also wants to point out he has mad modeling skills.  Noted.

18 comments:

  1. That nightgown is so cute. Congrats.

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  2. Very cute nightgown. The fabric is perfect girly fabric. Adorable!

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  3. What a sweet nightgown. It turned out really cute :)

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  4. Oh goodness, that first one of her smiling is too much! I LOVE it! Great job. What a lucky girl. I want a voile nightgown!

    Awesome photos, too. Well done all around!

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  5. Beautiful! I love this print. If I was buying fabric, I would buy bolts of little folks on sale before it all disappears and spend the rest of me life making all different things that I could touch and look at all day. :)

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  6. Gorgeous nightgown, not to mention the two beautiful models - or is that three, counting Susan?!? Seeing the nightgown makes me want to give it a try. Was the voile "slippery" to sew with?

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    1. No, I didn't find it slippery, but I wasn't doing much of sewing two different fabrics together. It was mostly hemming. I found it easy to turn and press and sew a nice small hem though!

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  7. It is lovely! I would make one for me...

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  8. Very very sweet and I think she loves it

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  9. So pretty! And I bet she will have sweet dreams wrapped in voile.

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  10. The cat has mad modeling skills too!
    The nightgown turned out really cute and lovely for a little girl. There's something fun about a long sweeping nightgown. Reminds me, I have an ivory linen vintage nightie somewhere.
    Good for you for conquering the "leave it up to you" elements of the tutorial! Success!

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  11. What a great post. Turned out perfectly. The models are pretty wonderful too.

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  12. I noticed lots of traffic on my blog from your site, so I stopped by to check it out...I love how the nightgown turned out! Wonderful job! I'm glad the "feel your way through it" approach worked- that's pretty much how I roll. =)

    Have a great day! Bethany

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  13. a d o r a b l e !!!! both the gown and the models.

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  14. Nice job! I have a yard of Good Folks voile sitting on my shelf. I have no idea why I bought it (a long time ago). Too bad I can't fit in a yard of it for a night gown for myself! HA! The kiddos and the kitty are adorable. :)

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    1. But you could make a shirt! Oh to be so adventurous, right?

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