Poor Sutton has been wearing hand-me-down pajamas from her big brother for years. She has never minded until the last few months. The problem is that I have a hard time spending money just for something my kids sleep in and I rarely find pajamas on sale. I have made pajama pants for the kids before but the other day my husband suggested nightgowns. Of course! Little girls love nightgowns. Why didn't I think of that?
I did a quick search for 'free nightgown pattern' and some how found my way to this site and this dress tutorial. The dress is adorable and without the elastic around the waist it works perfect for nightgowns also. I have made many peasant style tops and dresses for myself and Sutton in the past but this tutorial may be the simplest I have seen and comes together very quickly!
I made each one slightly different. The blue jersey with the scalloped edge was the first attempt and it was a little big, but it's okay because she'll be able to wear it for years. I made the floral nightgowns a little smaller and each have a ruffle at the bottom. All the material was given to my by my mother-in-law, in fact, the peachy-pink floral is a vintage bed sheet. Sutton thinks the nightgowns are fantastic and wants to wear them all day!
Happy Labor Day weekend! Enjoy the extra time off work/school. I know I will!