Thursday, February 7, 2013

Butterick 4910 nightgowns

Now that Myra has been wearing her nightgown in place of PJs for a few weeks, it is clear that she is fully converted. She's been asking for more gowns, but the pattern I used before takes a lot of yardage, and my stash was in shorter "PJ" lengths.
So I decided to use Butterick 4910, which I have used before for this costume, this top and this dress. Since the gingerbread dress actually still fits her, I just used those pattern pieces and added length to make it floor length.
I made up all of the girly flannel I had in my stash - pink polka dots for one and a ballet themed print for the other. Both pieces were purchased at Joann.
I added a faux button placket to the polka dot one, just by appliqueing a strip of lace at center front and stitching on some coordinating buttons.
To the ballet themed gown, I just tacked a pink bow at center front. It's easier to tell the back from the front this way.
After I finished cutting out the ballet gown, there was a big chunk of flannel left that wasn't really big enough to save, but it was just enough for a matching gown for Myra's favorite baby doll. I used the pattern I drafted here.
Now my little sleeping beauty has plenty of gowns fit for a princess.

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful collection!!!

    Will you make some of the same designs out of batiste for summer??? I see a little Heirloom sewing in your future!

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    1. Hmm, perhaps... The basement gets pretty cold at night, even in the summer though. We may just stick with flannel year round.

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  2. Cute! And it's so awesome that you made a matching one for the doll, so precious! I'm making PJ's too. One down, one (and a half) to go. Something in the air, perhaps? ;-)

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  3. How fun! She really looks like she is loving all of the girly nightgowns.
    My girls have always loved nightgowns. I made a bunch for my oldest when she was 4, and now that she is 12, the younger girls still wear them. Of course, they are pretty much falling apart now! I should really make them some new ones...

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  4. This is an especially great collection of pictures. That first one in particular. Nothing says "modern female" quite like a feisty ninja princess in a floor length pink ballet-themed gown.

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  5. I knew your daughter was such a girly girl that she'd love wearing night gowns. I really love that her favorite dolly got a new nightie, too.

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