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Natty's Bird Nightgown

Added Mar 3, 2009

by nattyjane

Berkeley, Califo...






I prefer a big t-shirt to a nightgown, but I decided to make one anyway. I followed the how to called the eight dollar dress for the smocking on the back. This was my first time using rows of elastic in such a way, so the spacing isn’t perfect, but I still like how it turned out. I made the pattern for the neckline from one of my tank tops and added darts for shape. It’s a fun nightgown, but once the warm weather comes around it will be perfect to throw on after a long day at the pool.

Material Notes

Cotton (with red and blue birds and black dots!), elastic.





My teddy Natalie for being such a great model

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    May 1, 2011, 02.17 AMby takeeemyhand

    you have great luck finding awesome fabric.

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    Nov 26, 2009, 12.31 AMby chasems

    Where is the pattern for this? I would love to try to make this!!

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    Aug 31, 2009, 04.05 AMby shesarubikscube

    I love this so much!

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    Apr 24, 2009, 07.35 AMby pansy-ann17

    i think it looks too nice to be a night gown!

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    Mar 29, 2009, 10.59 AMby xsobersx

    This is adorable! I love the added teddy bear in your photographs.

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    Mar 5, 2009, 04.44 PMby roxylinds

    Super cute!! Inspiration….

    thanks!! :)

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    Mar 4, 2009, 11.27 PMby toupinette


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    Mar 4, 2009, 03.19 PMby teaandcake

    I love the fabric and you should wear it out all the summertime, it’s too good to be hidden away at night!

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    Mar 4, 2009, 01.10 PMby Laura Bolčina

    Cute fabric! :)

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    Mar 4, 2009, 08.26 AMby lunatepetal

    such a cute dress! i’m sure you can also wear it as a day dress too! it’s too cute to be just a nightgown…

    love the birdie fabric as well :) and your teddy bear is adorable! i also have my best teddy friend :)

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    Mar 4, 2009, 03.50 AMby teamydear

    Oooooh so beautiful! You inspire me! My head is turning now, thinking of turning the clothes in my closet that I don’t like in coolish nightgowns to practice my sewing skills…. Your teddy is a great sport indeed!

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    Mar 4, 2009, 02.23 AMby alice-grant

    so cute!

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    Mar 3, 2009, 10.06 PMby figamadood

    That fabric is delightful! This looks really comfortable but also cute enough to just wear around. And Natalie is a great model, totally working it in that second photo!

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    Mar 3, 2009, 07.45 PMby camilaustral

    you look great! you should wear it outside (and/or daytime :D)

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