We knew you were wondering what happened to the girls in the last post. Never fear, of course there is a girl pajama party too. And this one involves french terry nightgown goodness. Today it’s the girls’ turn on the Project Run & Play pajama party.
Last summer I sewed Annie a nightgown and she’s worn that silly thing every single chance she gets. The sad part is, it was from some flimsy stash fabric, so it’s pilled and very lightweight for winter sleeping. Suffice it to say I owed her something substantial, like a gorgeous french terry nightgown.
Let’s start with the french terry. Now we’re partial to french terry fabric, and since we’ve sewn with all kinds of quality, we’ve sort of become subject matter experts. It doesn’t technically matter if a french terry nightgown pills, because no one sees it, but as mentioned, we now insist on the good quality stuff.
One place we can consistently depend on to supply good quality french terry, that’s thick, won’t pill and is durable as the day (or night) is long, is Raspberry Creek Fabrics. And with their CLUB line offering so many cute prints, it really becomes a problem of which one to choose.
Finally we settled on the Stocking Hats and Mittens french terry fabric and the coordinating Winter Wonderland Stripes french terry fabric. Of course the colors are perfectly matched, and we could go forward with our plan.
Annie’s nightgown used the Stocking Hats and Mittens fabric for the main, and the Winter Wonderland stripes for the sleeves. Her neckband, cuffs, and shoulder bows all utilize a teal cotton jersey fabric.
Tina’s nightgown used the Winter Wonderland stripes fabric for the main, and the Stocking Hats and Mittens fabric for the sleeves. Her neckband, cuffs and shoulder bows all utilize a forest green french terry fabric.
The pattern we used for both these french terry nightgowns is the Aurora Raglan pattern. It has a super fun shoulder ties option, which is unfortunately not safe for sleepwear. Hence the shoulder bow option was born. (Find the tutorial here.)
The only other change we made was to lengthen it to “nightgown” length by continuing the angle of the side seams until we reached the desired length.
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Annie is very pleased with her new nightgown, and say’s it’s great repayment for the last one being so flimsy.
Tina is newly converted to nightgown wear. Now every time I’m sewing she asks if I’m making her another nightgown. I may have created a little monster!
A little explanation for the Grandmas on Tina’s eye wound. 😉 One day she collided with someone’s leg in the kitchen and went careening into the edge of a cabinet. The screaming was profuse, and there was a tiny bit of blood, so Daddy came to the rescue and put on a tiny scrap of gel bandage.
Now, several days later, it’s probably completely healed underneath, but due to the nature of the gel bandage, you can still see a little residual blood on the bandaid. She’s convinced the bandaid needs to stay on until the blood is gone, and won’t let anyone near it.
Don’t worry though, we have a plan. When she’s sleeping tonight we’re going to soak it off, and when she wakes up in the morning she’ll most likely never even remember it happened. The crazy stuff we do as parents!!!
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These are so cute! Now that you got me hooked on french terry I am going to have to try some from Raspberry Creek!