Monday, June 11, 2012

New Summer PJs

If I can get caught up on pictures, I have a lot of projects to share with you.  I have been sewing up a storm!  I'll start with sharing Danielle's 6 new nightgowns today.

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.


  1. Cute!! She obviously loves them! I find it so satisfying to crank out a bunch of much needed basics sometimes. It fulfills some basic need for me to feel useful.

  2. I would like to add these to my list...ha ha ha.

    1. Sure...there are only 100 other items already on my list :)


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