Tuesday, July 29, 2014

a new Nightgown

a girl's nightgown

When I made that nightgown April of last year, I couldn't have known how it would be treasured.  I don't think Aria has worn anything else but her Little Folks gown on warm (or even warmish) nights ever since!  She's spoiled now for anything but voile in the summer.  I've repaired the straps a few times, but the pretty piece finally gave way to a humungous rip this week.  With no hope of repair I promised to make her a new one soon. 

Soonish? 

Hm...


a new Nightgown for Aria

To signify my good intentions, I even pulled out a large piece of voile for the effort.  Yes, even if it is my last sizeable piece of Anna Maria Little Folks voile.  Sniff.  Loved that collection.

a new Nightgown for Aria

Well, somehow today became the day!  Starting with the same 30" x 54" rectangle as last time, I journeyed once again through that somewhat vague, yet adequate tutorial.  Above we have from left:  2.5" x 9.5" straps, 2.5" x 18" strap ruffles (cut to a gentle curve) and the main nightgown pieces with underarm cut outs.  Basically, you eye everything and it magically (luckily) works?

a new Nightgown for Aria

And in one afternoon or less you have this!  Seriously, this is one of the fastest projects I've ever made.  Certainly the fastest clothing item, By Far.

a new Nightgown for Aria

So... maybe this wasn't top of my "to do" list today, but it sure feels good to completely finish something and banish a fabric pile all at once.   And, it seems I even have some energy left to start binding that quilt.  Today is a very good day!


8 comments:

  1. I think I love this one even more than the original. The floral print is beautiful. I'm glad you are feeling so well. Enjoy those little spurts of energy! xoxo

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  2. It's beautiful and, more importantly, your beautiful daughter will love it.

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  3. Oh it's just delightful! I'll bet she loves it

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  4. very sweet! i'd like one for myself!

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  5. Ah, little folks, how I loved thee...
    I'm so glad you were able to get this done. I love that she literally loved her nightgown to pieces, and I hope she wears this one out as well. As far as I'm concerned it's the best fate for a handmade gift.

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  6. Such a sweet piece for your little girl ~

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  7. Lovely! I wish I'd seen that tutorial last week - my mom made new pillowcases for my daughters and somehow they talked my MIL into a fabric trip on their visit with her a few days later and she's making them matching gowns. Hope they're as cute as this!

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