KCW : badminton dress turned nightgown

One last Kid’s Clothes Week project to share.

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I bought the Oliver+S badminton skort/top/dress pattern for the skort.  The top/dress wasn’t quite my style so I had no plans to make it.  But somehow knowing that E was about to outgrow the pattern, I felt this urge to sew up all the options.  I figured that a simplified version of the dress would work well as a summer nightgown.

badminton nightgown : lizzieville

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This is a size 4 with added width and length, no hem facing/scallops, and no bow detail across the bodice.  I really love the little shoulder ruffles.  The fabric is Botanica from Felicity Miller.  The colors and print are lovely but I miss the lightweight drape of the Heather Ross fabrics I’ve been working with lately.

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Even with the added length this dress is on the short side, although just fine for a summer nightgown.  I can definitely move into the size 5 Oliver+S patterns now.  I’ve been saving up a few patterns in the larger size range and it will be fun to pull them out come fall.

badminton nightgown : lizzieville 5

I think that’s all for Kid’s Clothes Week, although we do have a sudden need for some new summer hats.  And I’m trying another sewing project for myself, after seeing all the fantastic Me Made May creations last month. We shall see!

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16 thoughts on “KCW : badminton dress turned nightgown

  1. i really like this as a nightgown! i bought this pattern in the smaller size range and never got around to it, now i wish i had. hats are next on my list, too – it’s suddenly really sunny! good luck on your project for you, i look forward to seeing it!

    • Thank you! I bought so many pattern in the smaller size range. I don’t know what I was thinking! So many will be unused or underused. Oh well, glad this one got a little love. I look forward to your hats!

  2. I really like how you adapted the pattern to make the perfect summer nightie. The colors are soothing and the gown looks so comfortable and pretty on your daughter.

    • Thank you, Kristin! I totally understand why O+S makes things in two size ranges, but it is also a bummer in cases like this. I’m glad the simplification worked. It was a lot faster than as-written, too!

    • Thanks, Leslie! I’m never sure how my pattern modifications will turn out, but I was pleased with this one. We’re in the middle of some hot weather (or at least hot for Seattle) so I’m glad I got this one made.

    • Thank you! By keeping it simple the pattern came together quickly. I’m realize that I like simple for speed of sewing and for the look of the finished product!

    • Thank you! This one turned out well. Makes me happy every time it gets worn. Although I need to add a little tag to the back because without the tie the back and front look nearly the same. The white yoke pieces was kind of fiddly but otherwise this was a really fun sew!

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