Only a few pattern pieces. If you were to purchase ruffled trim you might even eliminate the bottom ruffle.
It is too wide at the shoulder and neckline. In order for my daughter to be comfortable I had to narrow it at center and back fold. But then arose the problem of her being able to pull it over her head. I added a small placket at the front neckline. The pattern does not include a placket, so if you must narrow the shoulder width, you will have to choose and create your own placket independent of any pattern instructions.
Some Assembly Required:
- I sewed my front wholly including placket and bottom ruffle.
- Then the back ruffle added to the back bodice.
- Attach front and back at shoulder seams.
- Handle the neckline with a facing, binding, etc, whatever way you prefer.
- If you are using sleeves apply now. I would finish sleeve hem and then sew at shoulder. I skipped sleeves on this nightgown.
- Sew side seams starting at bottom matching seamlines at ruffle.
- Trim any mismatch at armscye and then finish armscye.
- Trim and/or hem bottom ruffle.
I have been promising my daughter I would make her something out of this as she picked it out of the clearance area. It is a quilting cotton.
If it were sewn in a knit then you could forget about the placket.
Will I Sew it Again:
I might sew some of the other variations on the pattern envelope and see how they turn out. My daughter is interested in the little baby doll pajamas.
Advice to Others:
Remember any lace trim must be soft not scratchy as it will be against the child’s skin all night.
Overall Style Grade: B, as there are no design details and it can be a bit plain unless you jazz it up yourself.
Results Grade: A, it is the easiest of the patterns in this envelope.
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