I completed my Christmas sewing last week and found myself with a free Sunday afternoon since, once again, church services were cancelled due to inclement weather. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain made the out of doors rather cold and messy, but inside we were warm and toasty. Of course, with a free afternoon, I headed directly to my sewing room to make Christmas Eve nightgowns for our two youngest daughters. I had originally planned to make them nightgowns for Christmas from a vintage nightgown pattern, but I had gotten so busy with my other projects that I never made the gowns. The unexpected free afternoon was just what I needed to whip up two nighties. To save time, I skipped the vintage pattern and grabbed my Leila and Ben Sweet Dress pattern...this little peasant style dress works up so quickly. I made a few alterations so it would work as a nightgown. I cut it a few inches wider to give the gowns some fullness; added a ruffle to the bottom; and lengthened the sleeves a bit, adding a ruffle to them as well. I also added some berry red embroidery to the sleeves and bottom of the gown. I used an unbleached, cotton flannel that I purchased a few years ago for $2.00 a yard (I bought the whole bolt) and added a red bow for the finishing touch. I'm really pleased with the way they turned out. Hopefully I will have some photos of them in action for you later this week.
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