Look, I made a 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!
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!
Oh, and I did the side seams with French felled seams, cause my brain was working. Woohoo!
Do you think she likes it?
So does Susan. Or Susan really likes her?
Probably her... probably.
Yeah, it's love.
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.
The moment I'm done, it's all about Susan again. And, Liam also wants to point out he has mad modeling skills. Noted.