The flowers are just so pretty on this vintage fabric from my stash. I used a size 5 pattern and just eyeballed some width and length. When I had her slip it over her head before I put the finishing sems in, we tore the armscye a bit. I'm afraid the vintage fabric might be a bit fragile. I topstitched a patch over the tear.
I did actually make the nightie too wide, so I put a pleat in the front neckline. Sewing over it with rick rack is a bit homemade-y looking, but I knew the fancier the trims, the more Phoebe would love it.
Well, it is pretty and she loves it! And raspberries. Keeping up with the bramble is a twice-a-day job right now, and the black raspberries are coming in, too. One of the fun parts of summer!
Looks great! And fun to wear, too. When she gets older/bigger, you can remove the pleat in the neckline, and this might still fit!
Leisha here . It's gorgeous and goodness Miss Phoebe is tall .
What a sweet nightie to have sweet dreams!
Beautiful! I love that fabric :)
A real charmer - ok, both the girl and the nightie!
Enjoy those raspberries. So nice to have a helper for picking and eating them.
E (your Portland reader with computer issues)
Yuuuuummmmmmmmmmy! Our raspberries are far behind yours, but the strawberries are keeping us busying picking and eating. I love berries. My favorite fruits are berries--raspberry probably taking the gold medal. Excellent job on the nightie. Also, "armscye" sounds like a truly magical sewing term. I'd not heard it before somehow.
Berries are pretty wonderful! And sadly, I think the strawberries are over around here.
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