Sadie wanted a new summer nightgown, in a lightweight white fabric. She wanted long. Too the floor. With Lace. Okay, then. She actually is normally not so specific when it comes to clothes, unless it's for a dress-up character, which this is. It's her Little House on the Prairie/Little Women nightgown. It's sewn from the McCall's 4547 pattern which is a great costume source—bloomers, bonnet, dress, all that. It's nice to use for everyday clothes, too, like this nightgown. I stock up on patterns when Joann's has the $1 sale on them. Are they really $1? I don't remember, but they aren't much, I know that.
This is a cotton/linen blend. I saw it and bought 5 yards 40% off, either at Joann's or Fabric Depot. I can't remember now. I am sensing a theme here with my memory. I love having a lot of this type of fabric lying around—it's good for so many things.
Sadie cut this out—there is just a front, back, and two sleeves. She stitched the side seams together (with my foot on the pedal and her hands guiding the fabric) and was done and wandered off to read a book. I finished it up, adding the lace trim and buttons.
What is it about these lightweight style nightgowns? I just love them. She just floats in it. It's so lovely and airy and when she is sleepy and it's dark out she looks like a little Victorian ghost child. There have been requests for 2 more, of course. Although baby still sleeps in her random daytime outfit more often than not. Baby will be 3 years old in 2 weeks. Where did my baby go??
Stuff and Stuff:
- The tie one on gallery is up! It's the Alice theme this time and is incredibly sweet. Please take a look.
- I am almost ready to write about how I am printing all 5 years of my blog, at home, (from several inexpensive pdfs compiled by a 3rd party) and binding them myself into hardback books. Yup, insane. Yet industrious! I am developing a system. A long arduous system, but it's working. My alternative is to get them all professionally printed and bound after hours of formatting and spending like $165 per book. And I would need 6. So even with all my crazy—this is worth it. I have made 3 books already and I have 3 to go, because my first year need to be split into 2 books.
- I'm ignoring the rainy weather by sewing a white cotton eyelet dress for myself. So there.