She barely let go of her pink nightie which had worn thin and short, been patched, and was fraying. However, as soon as the Scandinavian nightie was done, she ditched the old nightie so fast I had to get Ben to "model" it for posterity.
Everything for the new nightie was from my stash (important these days as I condense my sewing space). She chose the striped flannel and, due to that voluminous 80s skirt and ruffle, I had to supplement the stripes with the flowered flannel. I was thrilled to dig through my pretty stash of woven ribbon for a little piece for the bodice, and it only took a few minutes to hunt out the eyelet lace. I have already explained my philosophy of (not) matching buttons, and I told Genevieve the button in the middle is a kiss from me.
Originally, I thought the nightie was long enough without the ruffle and I was worried about tripping hazards, but Genevieve begged and got her floor-length nightie. We are both very pleased with the Scandinavian nightie; she barely lets it out of her hands to be washed. Success!