Before Christmas, I was approached by a co-worker and commissioned to make nightgowns for her granddaughters, and matching nightgowns for their American Girl dolls. Six sets. This was a fun little project.
The girls' Grandma was The. Hit. of. Christmas. I heard that they wore those nightgowns all day long!
This set was mailed to one granddaughter, who is reported as never ever wanting to wear other pajamas. Ever.
Hmm, can't find a picture of the polka dot nightie!
All of the knit fabric came from Joann's. I used three patterns : Simplicity 1722, Simplicity 4388, and Simplicity 8488 for the big girls' nighties. I found comparable patterns that I could use for the doll nighties to get a similar look using Simplicity 7083 and Kwik Sew 3965 and a free American Girl's original pattern .
Fast forward to a few weeks ago. My co-worker said the girls have just gone on and on about their dolls and needing clothes for them, so now the birthday gifts are being planned.
First up are these two outfits for the faraway granddaughter's doll:
I have to confess, this has been a fun little distraction from my sewing, and I've used up scraps and bits from my stash. And it provided me with some extra pocket money. "Too buy what?" you may ask?
A coat's worth of poppy red wool ...