Saturday, 1 June 2013

Nightdress for Alana - McCalls 6633

I am definitely not doing selfish sewing these past couple of projects, first a shirt for Mike and now a nightdress for Alana.

Alana loves her princess frocks and mum and dad struggle to get her into PJ's so my Son asked if I could make her a nightdress.

One of my trips to Walthamstow market sent me in the direction of a very pretty pink heart fabric that was shouting Alana's name. This is a sheer fabric so needed to be lined and I had a nice soft light-weight knit that was perfect for the job, but I left the sleeves sheer.

This pattern started as an age 3, and while Alana will be 3 in July, she is an age 2 in the big 4 patterns.

I had to reduce the sleeve length by about 4" and the dress length by 4" too.  The bodice was also a little large, so I just inserted some elastic around the bodice to pull it tighter to her body, but still allowing for her to grow.

I'll drop this off tomorrow for her and hopefully she will not put up such a fight when dressing her for bed.

Hope you are having a good weekend.  Catch you later.............



15 comments:

  1. What a cute nightgown for a darling granddaughter.

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  2. Adorable! She may just want to wear it all the time ;-)

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    1. That may well be the case with Alana

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  3. This is like something out of a storybook...how adorable!

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  4. Love this pattern, and your granddaughter is so cute. Isn't it fun to sew for them?

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    1. I do like sewing for the little ones, but sometimes, it can take as long to sew something for them, and you can buy such lovely cheap clothing for kids these days it begs the question if its good use of my time...... but I like to do things for her nonetheless.

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  5. Adorable as is Alanna. My little GD Riley only wants to wear dresses and a TIARA!!! Hope the fad is over with soon. A tiara is not my favorite thing .

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    1. gosh lets hope she doesn't want the tiara's too.....................

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  6. That is one of the sweetest nightgowns ever. I bet she loves it.

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  7. Sweet as sugar! She'll love it I'm sure.

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  8. So adorable! The nightdress looks cuddly and so does she.

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