Finley’s friend was having a birthday, so I asked her mom (my friend) what she needed that I might be able to make. She suggested a nightgown. Sure thing! Finley practically lives in nightgowns, so it was about time I tried making one myself.
I wanted it to be very comfortable, so I looked for a tutorial that used knit instead of cotton and I found this one. It even came with a printable 5T bodice and sleeve pattern, which was just the size I needed. Lovely.
When Finley saw it, she was SO excited, until I told her it wasn’t for her. Poor girl. She was still willing to model it for me though.
There are lots of ways you can customize the nightgown. I decided to add the ruffle at the bottom and I made a casing for some thin elastic on the sleeves instead of using elastic thread.
I used a double needle to create the casings and hem the bottom ruffle and I think it looks really polished.
Lastly, I used washi tape to make the cake on the gift tag. I love washi tape!