Wednesday, 5 February 2014

A Girly Nightgown


I am going all out and saying that this is one of the nicest things I have ever sewn. It was a joy to make and looks so pretty. 

Sometimes when you embark on a sewing project, little memories of the time spent making it stick with you. I once made a pair of Finch shorts on a horrible rainy afternoon, while I was making them my daughter watched a Barbie movie in the background and we all had hot chocolate. I think of those things every time I see the shorts.

I will always remember that my husband stole a look at my ebay watch list and sneakily put a bid on this fabric while I wasn't looking. He bought it for me when he got the winning bid. He is a sweetheart sometimes.

The pattern is Kwik Sew 3105. There is a long sleeved version (which my daughter poo-pooed immediately) and this sleeveless style. This is the one which sold it to me.


I have never sewn with a Kwik Sew pattern before and I love love love how the pattern sheet is not made of flimsy tissue paper but sturdier pattern paper. The instructions were very clear and the illustrations made perfect sense.

The yoke has a beautiful curve to it which I like a lot.



The lace I used wasn't the best quality and it didn't sew in as smoothly as I would have liked. I have found some more crochet cotton lace which I will use on my next version, hopefully that will make the trim look a bit neater.


I missed off the lace trim from the bottom ruffle and folded a small hem instead.


My daughter was inbetween the Small and Medium sizes but I made the smaller of the two anyway as I wanted it to fit her now. It fits her really well and is roomy enough to last for a while so it was a lucky decision.


She loves the idea of wearing such a girly nightie and kept asking if she could REALLY wear it to bed. Really mummy? That's great!!


I don't think it will be hard getting her to bed tonight!

15 comments:

  1. The nightgown looks adorable! The dainty floral print is so sweet. My girls wore the XS size for what felt like forever.;) For the 2013 Christmas nightgowns, I finally traced off the S (6). The original ones I made still fit but went from mid-calf to over the knee in length!

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    1. Ooh good! I like a pattern that fits for a long time. Thanks for the recommendation, Boo loves it.

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  2. I sewed with Kwik Sew for years - way before O + S! I love that your husband actually bought the fabric!

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    1. I am really impressed with the pattern, I have another KS pattern in my stash that I may take a second look at after doing this one.

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  3. It's beautiful. I remember my childhood nighties very fondly and they certainly weren't as pretty as this one!

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    1. Thanks Shelley. I don't remember having a really pretty nightie like this so it is a treat for me as well as her.

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  4. Beautiful. Perfect fabric, too. Good on your husband, what a lovely thing to do for you!

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  5. That's the nicest nightie fabric and the lace trim looks like the perfect compliment in the photos. I like sewing with Kwik sew patterns as they usually tend to be size accurate.

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  6. Gorgeous! what a great choice of fabric and wow! what a man you have to do such a thoughtful thing.

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  7. This is lovely! I don't know why it never occurred to me to make my daughter a nightgown. Maybe I'll try making a summer nighty this year. I always felt so fancy wearing a nightgown as a child.

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  8. It's so lovely. I wonder if I could convince Missy, hmmmmmm.

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  9. Sounds like a PERFECT make - husband sneakily bought the fabric (good job!), daughter loves the dress, you love sewing it. Win win win for everyone :)

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  10. I have yet to sew from a Kwik Sew pattern, but this one is definitely going to my "to buy/try" list. Love the nightgown and the fabric you (your husband, lol) pick surely makes it even more lovely!

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