Here’s the full reveal on the pink toile number from yesterday’s post.

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After I made the p.j. pants for the girls, I really wanted to give a nightgown a go.  My girls sleep in tank tops and sleeveless nightgowns in the hot summer months and it is hard to find nightgowns of the non-cheesy, non-licensed character variety.  Kate picked the pink Eiffel Tower fabric out of my stash – it was a great choice.  I had enough yardage AND had forgotten it was in there.  That girl can always find the pink!  I paired the black and white gingham with it.

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I traced a nightgown that we have, added seam allowances and cut it out.  Two quick seams with the serger and it was time for the bias tape.  I cut 1.5" strips on the bias and made my own using one of those nifty Clover tools.  So easy.  Really.  Then I sewed it on.  I use the same method that Amy does – fast and pin free.  I left the straps long and tied them at the shoulders so it can grow with her.

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My original plan was to sew a simple hem, but the nightgown wouldn’t have it.  It needed a ruffle.  So a ruffle it got.  In my opinion, it is pretty dang cute.  For the record, Kate thinks so too.

When Kate tried on the nightgown, it became a dress.  She doesn’t think it looks like a nightie.  Fine by me.  It’s going to be perfect for summer – lightweight and breezy, easy to wear all day and all night.  Because, honestly, more days than not, it is just easier to let her sleep in her clothes.

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