Dream Catcher Nightgown: every little girls favorite nightgown!

 

 

 

Recently, I was thrilled to test a brand new Dream Catcher Girls’ Nightgown from Seamingly Smitten.  My little Bug would live in nightgowns if she could!  They are her FAVORITE (by far) thing to wear.  Bug loves dramatic play and has a chest full of costumes – princesses, superheroes, careers, well, too many to list.  But, I think she feels that a nightgown can be anything she imagines.  She can wear a nightgown and pretend it is a gown, which provides a whole range of costumes!  Plus, they are soft and “cozy-” her words!

Now, doesn’t that look coooooozy!?  (She calls this her “cozy spot.”  Luckily for me, the cozy spot had good lighting!)  Little Bug happened to have a Pajama Day at school, right in the middle of testing; so serendipitous!  I have been holding on to this super soft flannel with the intention of making a nightgown but hadn’t gotten around to it.  The children playing and alphabet motif seemed perfect to me for Pajama Day!  I ordered this from the fabulous Kim, at Fabric Outlet on Facebook, from one of her fabulous Thrifty Thursday sales.  If you are interested in quilting wovens and woven apparel fabrics – Kim is my go-to gal!

Bug’s favorite part is the ruffle!  It is nice and full and fluffy!

It drapes so nicely and she walks funny when she wears it so she can kick it and make it fly whenever she walks!  I love how easy the assembly was!  The pattern has 3 different sleeve lengths and 3 different sleeve finishes.  I used an elastic gathered ruffle finish for my sleeves and chose the long sleeve length.  I think if I were doing a “summery” version, I’d probably use a lightweight cotton voile or eyelet with the short sleeve option.  I finished my neckband with fold over elastic – quick & easy, and the recommended finish in the pattern!  But, also included are instructions for a simple hem at the neckband.

This poor Bug has been sick with an ear infection and I’ve had to make sure this was clean and ready to wear multiple times over the past week because she says it is her “coziest!”  She was a trooper for photos – not too many natural smiles, but she was happy to sit and read her Fancy Nancy book while I snapped photos.  Ah, the life of a sewing blogger’s child.

Order your pattern today!  Seamingly Smitten Dream Catcher Girls’ Nightgown; order today and use code “SWEETDREAMS” to get 10% off your entire order!   Discount is only good for 48 hours, so hurry and get yours before the time is up!  I also made a pretty Christmas version that I will be sharing in another post.  Will you sew a winter or summer version of this sweet nightgown?  Or maybe a pretty Christmas morning option?