|She likes them :)|
I like to make her nightgowns for her summer pjs, because it's quicker than a top & shorts and I can make them a little long so they'll last all summer as she grows. I normally use a pattern I draft (using indietutes' tutorial), but decided to use a "real" pattern this time. This should make it easier to sew similar items for my nieces since they are a size larger than my daughter.
|I made the 5 pjs shown here plus some Abby Cadabby ones|
I used the "Amelia" pattern by 5 Berries Sewing Patterns. I plan to post a detailed pattern review on Pattern Review soon. The short of it is that I thought the instructions were really strange (hand-stitching the ends of the elastic together...huh?), but I really loved the results, thought the pattern was drafted well and has a really nice shape. On top of that, 5 Berries gave away a pattern for FREE to their Facebook fans a couple months ago. That's pretty cool.
The pattern is actually for a dress with a sash, but I used the short sleeve markings and added a little length, leaving the sash and the elastic for the sleeves off in order to make a nightgown suitable for summer.
The use of stash fabrics in addition to some character prints means these are very affordable pjs indeed. I am really happy with how they turned out and plan to use the Amelia pattern pieces for future nightgowns/peasant tops/pillowcase dresses/etc.