E needed a spring nightgown. I turned to my Japanese pattern books for ideas, as I think they tend to look like nightgowns more often than not. I set E down with a stack of books and she picked out a few of interest. We ended up with dress K from Sew Chic Kids in size 4.
I added a ruffle to the bottom and took off the sleeves. I should have used a size 6 for the bodice as it’s a tight squeeze getting on. I should go back and enlarge the armholes so she can get in and out of this without help. The skirt pieces were barely squeezed out of a yard of fabric.
The main fabric is Heather Ross from the Far Far Away reprint. I bought a bunch of Heather Ross fabrics to make E a quilt but then went for a yellow theme instead. Now I’ve had fun using the fabric on other projects. They are nicer than many other quilting cottons and I love the whimsical prints. E picked out this Princess and the Pea themed fabric as it seemed appropriate for a nightgown. I added the blue to balance out the big/bold print.
She was thrilled to have a new nightgown and wore it right to bed. Please excuse the post-sleeping wrinkles. I take my pictures any way I can get them these days!