August 17th, 2011
I fell in love with this little sleeper when I first saw it: it's like those nightgowns for newborns, except stylish. At 40 bucks, it was a little out of my price range, but looked simple enough to recreate. Well, mine doesn't quite live up to the original, but I think I got close.
The pattern came from the book Growing Up Sew Liberated (which I reviewed here). The more I use this book the better it gets. A rare thing among craft books! Normally they are all eye candy, but look a little deeper and it turns out they are mostly errata and confusing directions. To alter the pattern I just extended the bottom bit, so it looked like it would tie up nicely. The edge really needs a rolled finish, but I'm not that handy with the serger so I left it raw. I might make this again and try to get the knot bit right.