Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Matching nightgowns for Ella and Emma [Butterick 6659]

In the search for fabric for Emma's summer nightgowns I ran across this single knit from fabric.com and fell in love with it.

Someone else did, too, so I had to go back and order another couple yards so I could make matching gowns for Ella.

The fabric is so lightweight and pretty and drapes beautifully, so I just made a really simple nightgown from oop pattern Butterick 6659. I've made stuff from this pattern before, but it was early on in my sewing days- so I made a bunch of mistakes.

I love how these gowns turned out.

I think the girls did, too.
They are really cool and comfortable, but also pretty.
I just serged the ends of the fabric on the flutter sleeves and ruffle with a narrow serge and added the ruffle with my gathering foot on the serger. Then I just tacked a little bow to the front.

I used store bought bias binding for the finish, except in this little spot on Emma's where I peiced some of the binding leftover from Jacob's book to distinguish Ella's from Em's. I love that part. :)

This fabric has since been sold out, but don't worry. It didn't hold up well AT ALL. I'm so mad!!!! Look what happened after just two wearings.

Ugh!!!! Stupid fabric.


BConky said...

Forget the run in the fabric. They love them and look adorable in them