Tootsie Pop Chevron Nightgown
I’ve been wanting to use the Sugar Plum Nightgown from PeekABoo Patterns because I love the baby doll style. As soon as Bella saw the pattern, she started digging through my cabinets and pulled out this Tootsie Pop fabric that she reserved for pajamas. I imagined this fabric as pajama pants and a button up jamma top, with solid color accents to help tone it down. I feel like her design is all over the place-but as long as Bella is happy, I’ll shut up and sew.
I used to have a hard time with stuff like that. For example, my husband let Bella choose her own paint color for her bedroom when she was 5… She chose the most horrible shade of purple imaginable. I secretly named the shade “Putrid”. It was a really hard pill to swallow. I suffered over that color. But I think it sort of eased me into the realization that my kid has her own mind, and no amount of coaxing would ever convince her to like any shade of grey. (FYI, she picked a bright peach now. Still not my choice, but bearable.)
The point is, I’ve learned to just roll with it. After 2 years of Putrid walls offending me in my own home, I’m un-shakable. So Tootsie Pops and chevron it is!
I cut the bodice in morning, and by the time I was able to cut the skirt part it was late, and I was tired. I didn’t read the measurements right, and ended up with a big chunk of chevron instead of a cute little ruffle. It’s disproportionate to the chevron in the neckline, and doesn’t give the eye a good place to rest. When Bella tried it on for length, she was adamant that none of the chevron would come off. She like it long. Sigh.
Now I’m not knocking this nightgown, because my daughter loves it. In fact, its all wrinkly for the photos because she has worn it 2 nights in a row. (Hey, if it doesn’t stink, and it isn’t stained…why do extra laundry?) In fact, it’s kind of grown on me, especially when I saw her in her bed, covers kicked off, with her little legs tucked up inside the nightgown. So I’m even kind of glad we kept the length. The contrasting lining is one of my favorite features.
I chose these sparkly buttons. You can’t tell in the photo, but they have a pink tint. I figured we might as well go full blast on the buttons too.
This pattern is a super quick, easy sew. I’m going to make some more, because its comfortable and gets a lot of wear. There’s a matching doll sized pattern too- and I’ve already made a matching doll nightie. (I’ll show you soon.) I love that a lot of Peekaboo Patterns go up to size 12. The tween sizes really get left out don’t they?!