View A. Long, empire waist child's nightgown with ruffle cap sleeves.
The pattern is sized US 3-8. I made my 5 year old daughter a size 5. She generally wears a 6 in rtw.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, except I didn't add the embroidery or the bow. I replaced it with eyelet at the waist seam.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions are easy to follow. This is the second time I have made this nightgown and I changed a few steps around to make it easier to put together.
On step 2 I waited to sew up the back seam until after the facings are in and I didn't sew up the side seams until after the arm ruffles and binding were sewn in.
The facings are ridiculously narrow on this pattern. I think this is probably because you are meant to embroider the neckline to look like a threaded ribbon, which would hold them down. Since I skipped this step I ended up top stitching the neckline facing down and skipping the understitching. I only understitched on the last nightgown and it rides up all the time.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like that it is easy to put together and has some cute details. My daughter loves that it is a nightgown and long. She is into the whole fairy princess thing right now.
I also like how wide the neckline opens. My daughter is very claustrophobic about putting things over her head and this design has lots of room to comfortably put it over her heat then put her arms through. back view
I dislike how much fabric it uses. You are going to need every inch of the length that it calls for, especially if you cut your own bindings.
Snowman printed flannel from Jo-Anns chosen by my daughter.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I kept the pattern pretty much as is, except for adding eyelet at the waistline.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would sew it again. I've already made it twice, but as long as my daughter is into long nightgowns I would make it again. I would also like to try the top/pants combo, so I can see getting a lot of use out of it.
This has been a great go to pattern for colder weather pjs. It goes together quickly and without much fuss. If you have a little girl that likes to play princess at bed time then this is a great pattern to use.