I love the classic nightshirt look to this pattern AND that it's unisex. The raglan sleeves are roomy so it looks nice and comfortable for sleeping. For Bean I made the nightgown length which is just the right length to keep her warm.
I decided to use some glittered interlock that I've had in my stash for ages for this nightgown and then I was worried that the cream color might be too boring. So I made a Christmas String Light stencil for one of the arms and I've made it available for free download here (*affiliate link). It's a pretty simple design, but I think it'd be fun on a t-shirt too.
Can you guys do me a favor and remind me next time that taking pictures at bedtime in a new nightgown with a string of garland might not be the best idea? You know, the next time I'm about to do it? Oh my goodness you guys.... this girl.
It was nearly impossible to get her to sit still for these pics, but suffice it to say that we LOVE this nightgown. The interlock is a bit stiff right now (you can kind of see what I mean at the hem edge), but it will soften with each wash and I know she'll get a lot of wear out of it. I made the size 4T which is a little long in the arms, but even though the pattern asks you to check the arm length and shorten if necessary, I specifically left them long. I tucked the excess under the wrist for these pics, but normally I would just leave them long to keep her extra warm in bed.
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