At the Risk of Having to Rename My Blog

Chick Nightgown

I realize that there are only so many nightgowns a person can bear and that you all may be rapidly reaching your limit but if you indulge me one more time I promise there won’t be anymore for a while. That, or I’ll be renaming my blog Nightgowns “R” Us — why do they do those quotes like that? Anyway, I followed this tutorial for a pillowcase dress — appropriate for a nightgown, don’t you think? — that I found via Alicia‘s post about the adorable PJs she made for their recent vacation.

Unicorn Nightgown

I was using yardage, not pillowcases, so I just measured a standard pillowcase from the linen closet to know how wide to cut the fabric. For the length I measured one of Katrina’s dresses from shoulder to hem and used that for the length measurement — you lose some length in the casing and in the hem. One thing I love about making Katrina nightgowns is that they don’t have to be perfect — they are sleepwear for a four-year-old after all. The bias tape I used is probably a little wide, the elastic is definitely wider than I should have used but it was all in my stash of supplies so it’s what worked. Another thing I love is that these fabrics were either remnants or on clearance so I think each nightgown cost like $3 to make. Especially good since I spent a little bit more than $3 on the kids at a local boutique this weekend. I have fabric for two more summer nightgowns but I promise I won’t show them to you for a few weeks at least. In the meantime, here’s an action — or maybe a non-action — shot:

Nightgown - In Use

8 Responses to “At the Risk of Having to Rename My Blog”

  1. 1 Alicia A. July 2, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    I love the night gowns! (and the little model.) You can keep ’em coming…

  2. 2 Anina July 2, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    I love the nightgowns. Keep showing them off. Oh, and I don’t get the “R” either – maybe because it’s wrong way round?

  3. 3 Lisa K. July 2, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    She’s so cute!

    Our 5yo niece recently discovered air quotes, but unfortunately not the correct use of them. So now she says things like,

    I want some “pizza.”


    Let’s go to the “grocery” store.

  4. 4 connie July 3, 2007 at 6:48 am

    cool, pillow case dress… that is a good idea. and Lisa, that is just too funny. i’m “laughing”

  5. 5 Cree July 3, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    the nightgowns are lovley – so sweet and girlie 🙂

  6. 6 Melissa July 7, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    Adorable. I wonder if my daughter would wear one. She’s pretty picky these days with the jammies. Don’t know why- but she is.

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