Thursday, March 31, 2016

Two Summer Nightgowns

Recently, I found a free flutter sleeve dress in a 4T size on pinterest (It's Always Autumn), and shortly after, Flosstyle released the Paradise Dress - a free flutter sleeve dress pattern in a wide range sizes. 

I loved the look of these dresses, and I want to gift a dress to my niece... so, I thought that I'd practice both patterns to see which one I liked better. Thankfully, my niece is about the same size as E (a little taller and a little thinner, but pretty much the same size!)

I shook out my vintage sheet collection and found some perfect ones for summer nightgowns. The lace on the top dress's sleeves was actually lace that was used on my mom's bridesmaids' dresses (she made the bridesmaid dresses that my aunt and my cousin wore... I'll have to find a picture). Both dresses went together very easily (especially since I re-used a hem for the top dress's hem, so that one went really quickly!). I prefer the fit of the It's Always Autumn dress, but it's just a single size and the 4T is just a little too big right now. Since the gift is needed by May 2nd, I have changed my mind and will use my good fabric to try the Sally Dress for the first time :)

I'm still really glad that I made these two nightgowns (not only for the fact that now I know that the style doesn't look as nice on Ev as I imagined it would)... she needed some summer nightgowns and she loves the frilly-ness of these. I love using fabric from my stash and I love trying new patterns! I now hope to make a few pajama-legging shorts to go under them. Yay for completed projects!

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