SO I am waaayyy behind in blogging about any sewing at all. I promise you that there has been sewing, lots and lots of sewing but no blogging. So this month as the kiddos go back to school I will try and play catch-up with all the lovelies I have made. First up Sweet pea's Christmas Eve night gown for her and her new American Girl doll!
I used the pattern All Tucked in from Ellie Inspired for both Sweet pea's and the doll's night gowns. I used a light weight red cotton fabric for both (sorry but I forget exactly which type of cotton it is) and trimmed each in lace and ribbons. The big girl's pattern was wonderful in showing how to make each growth tuck perfect in size and evenly spaced. It left me standing back admiring my work! The pattern does also have the pattern piece and instructions for using a pin tuck foot on the bodice but you know me I had to add the traditional pin tucks to the bodice. I did this buy cutting out a rectangle piece of fabric and marked my lines, sewn the pin tucks and then cut out my bodices for both the doll and the big girls.
The other part of this pattern I love is the lace that runs down the center of the bodice. It reminds me very much of Ana Sofia's style on her dresses. ( I just adore her sewing style so very much!)The skirt is trimmed in lace and so are the elastic casing on each sleeve for both Sweet pea's and the dolls. Both were a labor of love. Sweet pea's loves this style of night gown very much seeing she always tries to wear her dresses to bed al of the time. She told me that this is her princess night gown. I plan on making one for each season for her including the sleeveless version for the summer time. Did I mention that the pattern comes with both the girls pattern and the doll pattern as well??!
This is one of the many things I have to share! Come back tomorrow and I will share Prince C's Christmas Eve pj's you with too!