Did You Know?
You can use most bishop (smocking) patterns when you want a quick and easy raglan style nightie for girls. Smocking is a decorative way of controlling gathers. If you leave off the smocking, you have loose gathers. Perfect for a nightie.
I wanted to make Hannah a warm nightgown during one of our record low cold periods. (We have had a strange winter here in Alabama, record high's and record low temperatures.)
I used the Joy of Smocking pattern, minus the smocking. That pattern is great, it goes from Size 6 months all the way to 14 years!
For the fabric, I choose our snuggly, warm Austrian Cashmere Cotton. Not only is that fabric warm, it is super durable. You can machine wash it and throw it in the dryer over and over again and it still comes out nice.
I thought it would be too plain without the smocking, so I machine embroidered a pretty basket on the front from the Dainty Designs Sew Beautiful Embroidery Collection.
This was an easy project that went together fast. So fast in fact, that I might make her a few more with the other colors of the Austrian Cashmere Cotton. The machine embroidery turned out great on this fabric. (Remember to pre-shrink before embroidering - I used the washer and dryer)
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