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Update June 2013 My daughter has been invited to several sleepovers with friends, and I like the idea of her having two-piece pajamas at a friend's home. I made the short sleeve top and bottom and she seems to like it. I do wish the top was just a bit longer, but it works. Her size 7 full length nightgowns still almost touch the floor so I made a size 7 for the summer too. I used foldover elastic for the neckline, stretch picot elastic for the bottom of the shorts and sleeves, and cotton polyester lace for the hem of the top. I still highly recommend this pattern.
June 2012 version Click Here
Update June 2012 - My daughter needed a summer version. This was the first time I made the short sleeve version, and I love the flutter sleeves as well. I used a stretch lace on the sleeve hem, narrow foldover elastic on the neckline, and cotton/poly eyelet lace on the bottom hem. I made her a size 7 again, and seems to fit well. I still believe this is a timeless design and easily adaptable to fit different personalities. I cut the foldover elastic to 90% the length of the neckline and that is my "go to measurement." I used a very stretchy small rib knit for the print and the pink white check is cotton interlock.
Pattern Description: This includes nightgowns, pajamas and slipper socks where both the front and back are gathered to yokes. Options are inluded for a nightgown with long or short sleeves, necklines finished with ribbing or stretch lace and shorts with an elastic waist.
Pattern Sizing: This pattern includes sizes 4-7. Number 2447 includes sizes 8-14, I believe.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I made View A (long nightgown). Yes, very much so.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, typical Kwik Sew directions with lots of illustrations.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that this is easy to sew, fits well, and looks like a step beyond really easy, easy pajamas.
Fabric Used: I used a cotton interlock knit that I bought at a thrift store last spring. The print reminded me of a doll dress that my mom made me when I was in elementary school. My daughter likes horses and the knit felt soft.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I used foldover elastic on the neckline and added a ribbon and flower in the center of the yoke. I also added stretch elastic in the front yoke seam and added lace to the hem. I usually extend the arms about an inch and then use foldover elastic on the sleeves. I bought a lot of foldover elastic at one point, and I am trying to use it up. I typically sew one should seam, sew on the foldover elastic, and then sew the other shoulder seam. I also sew one side seam, hem the bottom, and then sew the other side.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, this is at least the fourth nightgown I have made from this pattern. I now have all four sizes traced.
Conclusion: This is a great pattern. I think the design is pretty timeless.
January 2011 Nightgown