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Pattern Re-Mix: The Princess Nightgown

Make this sweet nightgown for your little one with the free linked pattern! (sizes 12 months to 8yrs)

It never fails… at about 4:30 yesterday afternoon, my lil princess sweetly handed me a note from her teacher, informing us: tomorrow is pajama day at school!

Of course it is!

I mentally surveyed her sleepwear collection for an item that was school appropriate; but not too warm, too short, or just plain ol’ too shabby looking.  (I don’t know about you guys, but we keep wearing our pjs, until they’re lost or several sizes too small or just too worn out to wear…)

I knew everyone needed new summer weight PJ’s this year (pj’s were already on the “list.”)  So I figured I’d go ahead and whip up a new nightgown for my missy using my favorite quick and easy standby pattern (my free peasant dress pattern.)

How to sew a nightgown

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She absolutely adored the Princess Peasant Top I made last fall and has been asking for another one.  With the right fabric, the Princess Peasant Top would definitely make a sweet nightgown.  This knit floral print has been in my stash since last spring and the small flowers seemed nightgown-ish enough to me.  Even better, it had already been pre-washed.  So it was perfect.

Turned out so cute, she loved it!

She also loves this little pink blankie I made, it’s so soft and cuddly.

If you’d like to try a night gown like this, it’s a mish-mash/pattern remix of my peasant dress with bell sleeves.  So get the printable pattern and basic peasant dress instructions here and see the sleeve modification instructions here.

I had intended to add a 4 inch ruffle to the bottom of the nightgown, but time did not permit.  (I had to take photos after all!)  But it would have been cute and I may still add the ruffle since I left the bottom unhemmed.  (Gotta love knits!)

free nightgown pattern

The pink trim is a piece of ruffled grosgrain ribbon.  I did have a bit of trouble keeping the ribbon straight after ruffling it.  Next time, I may try sewing two basting/ruffling stitches and see if that will help keep the ribbon straight and flatter for sewing.

Have a great rest of the week!

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2 Comments

  1. What a super lucky girl !!! 🙂

  2. I never thought of using this pattern for a nightgown. Genius! I like the little grosgrain ribbon ruffle also. I will have to give this a try. I m visiting form the Link Party Palooza. Thanks for sharing.