Monday, December 14, 2009

Jane in Lilac Flannel

The girls were dreaming of new flannel nightgowns. How can a mother refuse? Jane was to be first, made up in lilac flannel with little pink roses.

I used the same pattern from last year but expanded the pattern margins by about a quarter inch and dropped the sleeve and skirt and hemline to allow for growth. Nightgowns are rather forgiving in the fit.

We added some lace trim,

a creamy pink button from Great-Mother's button tin,

and didn't skimp on the gathering for the puffed sleeves. Oh, little girls are so delicious to dress.

5 comments:

  1. oh. my. goodness.
    those are the sweetest pictures!!!

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  2. Beautiful, Anna! I love the touch of lace. And I agree, little girls are so fun to dress.

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  3. SO pretty! What beautiful fabric! You are so talented. I agree, too. Little girls are delightful to dress.

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  4. Such fun! Should I confess that I just made myself some flannel lilac pjs for grown-up me? I guess you never get too old for some things.

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  5. Oh, the fabric is scrumptious (as is the model)! Beautiful work!

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