This has to be one of my favorite Christmas presents that I made this year! I used Simplicity 1722 to sew a nightgown for my eight year old cousin. I sewed a straight 8 no adjustments. She wears a size 8 in ready to wear so that is what I made. I didn’t measure her but this fit her perfectly! (I wish I had taken a picture of her wearing it!)
I sewed View B with lace trim purchased on a spool from hobby lobby. The flannel was from Hancock’s. This pattern used single fold bias tape for the casing for the elastic under the bust. I had never done this before but it was pretty easy. What was neat about this pattern was that it is one of Simplicity’s “Learn to Sew” patterns. It has the most detailed instructions I believe I have ever seen on a pattern as well as helpful hints. I even learned something myself!
The only difficulty I had with this pattern was getting the elastic in the waistband to look uniform. I”m still not sure exactly why. I ended up just playing with it until it looked more uniform. Although the pattern calls for 3 1/2 yards of lace for size 8 I was able to get by with just 3. ;) This project only took 2 hours top to bottom. How could you not love such an adorable pattern that comes together so fast. Overall this pattern is wonderful! I think it would also make a lovely dress for summer time!
Since it was for a little girl I couldn’t resist sewing up a cute little matching dress.