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I mentioned yesterday that I’d been pattern testing for Jenny again. Well, I actually tested out 2 patterns this weekend for her. The girl is on a roll!
Sunday afternoon I tested her newest pattern—the Sadie Grace Nightgown. It’s a basic peasant-style nightgown with long sleeves. The pattern called for any woven or flannel fabric, but I think it would be super comfy in a knit as well.
I went through my stash to see what I had that was at least a yard and a half long. I often buy smaller pieces since most of my sewing is quilting, so I wasn’t sure what I’d find. But, lo and behold I came up with a lavender damask print I’d bought for an Easter dress a few years back. So a nightgown it became… ;)
This pattern, like all of Jenny’s, is written for a beginning sewer/sewist/person with a sewing machine. The directions are simple and clear. The steps are minimal. And it never takes long to get from an idea to a finished product.
She included directions in this pattern for both a bias binding neckline and simple directions for a fold-over hem along the neckline. I went for the binding obviously. To me, its actually easier and it adds such a nice touch.
I wasn’t sure how this one would fit Emma or if she would really like it. I mean, half the time she thinks she’s fully grown anymore, so would a simple nightgown be to “baby” for her? Plus, she’s a tall 8-year old and 8 is as high as the sizing goes.
She LOVED it! I don’t know if it’s the color, the fact that I made it for her, the cuteness of the design, or simply that I caught her on a good day with it, but she didn’t want to take it off! She posed for a few pictures and then wore it for most of the afternoon. That night she put it right back on at bedtime.
This is another pattern that I would highly recommend. Jenny does a great job of making projects seem simple. I told her I thought this one would be cute with a monogram or holiday appliqué on the center front. Or, I thought it’d be fun to make a bunch for a sleepover and embroider the girls’ names on them.
I bet this would also be cute to make for a little girl out of one of Daddy’s old t-shirts. You could just use the shirt to cut your pattern pieces from. What little girl wouldn’t love that??
Disclaimer—I received no monetary or other benefit for this post. I did receive the pattern free as payment for testing it for errors in either sizing or directions. I only wish people were lining up to give me free fabrics, patterns, or other monetary benefits!