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Nightgowns for Alice

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
With so many lovely fabrics available now, I wanted to make some really pretty nighties for Alice this year.

I have an old pattern that I have used over and over for nightwear for my older daughter, and now for my younger. Except when I pulled it out on Saturday I found that the sleeve was missing! But I have been teaching myself a little bit of pattern drafting this year (something I've always wanted to learn), and actually managed to draw up a sleeve to fit the pattern. And you know what? It worked! Perfectly! Amazing.

So here are the two nighties for Alice - the same pattern with different embelishments.

This first one is in a thin cotton floral..


And today I finished this second one made with a lovely soft blue flannel that I bought from Stitch last week. To make it even prettier I embroidered some little rosebuds along the neckline.
And learned how to do these same little rosebuds in a button. But it killed my fingers! Must use thimble next time.


But they look so sweet, so I will probably do it again. I did think about selling them, but they have to actually be sewn onto the garment, so I don't know if there's any way you could sell them unattached. Oh well.

So Miss Alice is all set for the cold winter nights. And I think I'll be popping back into Stitch again tomorrow when I'm in that part of town to pick up some more of their delicious patterned flannel for another project.

3 comments :

Hootnz said...

gorgeous nightgowns, and I love the rose embellishments! snuggly and warm! Lovely :)

Cate said...

The nightgowns and embroidery are just gorgeous Rachel!

jackie said...

The nighties are gorgeous, you make the most lovely things. I had a go at making the cushion you made, and it was great, really quick. I made it for my 13 year old, and of course have to make one each for the younger two now!

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