A couple of weeks ago, Myra was looking over my shoulder as I was browsing on the Nature's Fabrics website. Y'all know where this story is going, don't you...
She saw this fabric - pink interlock with crazy penguins on it - and insisted that she needed a new nightgown, and so did her beloved cousin, Emma.
She was right. The pattern I used is Ottobre 06/2009-36, which is a very basic raglan sleeved nightgown. When I showed it to Myra, she insisted that it needed a ruffle so that it would "touch the ground like a princess". I think it makes her look more like a mermaid.
I had so much trouble gathering this thick interlock for Myra's gown, that I gave Emma's gown pleats instead. I actually like them a little better than the ruffle.
Although the ruffle is pretty cute, too.
I used bright yellow for the neck and sleeve bands, to coordinate with the scarves and capes that the penguins are sporting.
Myra loves her nightgown and wants to wear it every night. And all day too. I think it's a win. I can't wait to see Emma in a few days and give her her gown!