I’m enjoying learning to sew clothing by making kids’ clothes. They’re small so they whip up quickly, and I’m using old adult clothes for fabric so they’re pretty much free. And here’s the biggie, when (not if but WHEN) I mess up, it’s no big deal! They can wear the mistakes for pajamas, or not wear them at all because no real commitment went into making them.
A while back Sheila had sent me a couple of nightgowns she made, that her daughter has now outgrown. They’re still too big for Lyla but I made a pattern from one and cut it down a bit. My mom had given me a shirt with a makeup stain on the front of it, and since I don’t need more “bumming around the house” clothing I used it to make a nightgown. Thing is, it turned out so cute I can see her wearing this as a dress or tunic instead of a nightgown. I left the buttons on the front of the shirt, which gives it a really cute detail, and if I drew in the waist with elastic or a belt I can really see this as an outfit. But there’s the issue of the makeup stain, so this can be a gown or play clothes, whatever she needs. But I definitely see a dress/tunic in her future.
Here’s the shirt, before:
And here’s the gown, after: