Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Nightgown for Emily

So I was taking an inventory of my fabric (most of which is scraps) and decided to make use of a jersey type knit in pink camo. The first thing that came to mind was a nightgown for my niece Emily.
Putting the nightgown together was VERY simple. First, I folded the fabric in half horizontally then squared off the edges, then I cut 4" off the selveged end. These ends will become the sleeves.
I then double folded the ends, stuck in some trim and sewed it shut.
Next, I seamed up both sides with a french seam then I hemmed the bottom, then the top (leaving an opening for the elastic). After inserting the elastic and closing up the opening, I attached the sleeves and a cute little bow and VIOLA!
Now the next time Emily comes for an overnighter, she'll have a new nightgown to sleep in!

1 comment:

Lael said...

You make the greatest things with the least stuff, a true gift. With the "in process" pictures, you would make a terrific craft/sewing teacher.

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