Genevieve enjoyed her hand-me-down flannel nightie from friend Leah so much this winter, that I realized she would probably like summer nighties and that said nighties would be a snap to sew. Yup. There are going to be three - this one finished, another one cut out, and a third of such wonderful fabric that I'm not starting it until I have learned enough by making the first two.
The pattern and polka dots come from a dear older lady who is giving me her stash as she sorts through it - I'll have to tell you that story some time.
The neckline gave me fits and I actually cut out a second bodice and started over because the first one was so crappy (experienced friend Rebecca says it was poorly written for shoddy construction - I felt better).
When I asked Genevieve if she would model the nightie, she was eager to cooperate and full of poses. I pretended that this was perfectly normal. (Aunt Maggie, do you recognize the pink bear you gave to Genevieve when she was born? She named "him" Joey, and she chose him for the photo shoot.)
See the yellow button? All that pink and white was sweet, if a bit too boring for me.
Thanks to my friend with the stash, the cost of this nightie to me was less than $.20 (smidge of interfacing, one vintage button, thread).
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