Tootsie Pop Chevron Nightgown

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?!

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!



    WOW, that came out so pretty! My girls would love this. I am featuring this on We Made That today!

  2. Camila

    This is absolutely cute Amy, I just love it. You know, I’m at my mom’s house and she has a sewing machine Eeek!!! I’m picking some projects to make with it, I’m eager to sew again something!!! Thanks for so many inspirations!!!!

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  3. Pam @Threading My Way

    I love Bella’s independence!!! She may one day look at photos of her purple bedroom and ask you how you could have possibly let her sleep in a room with such a colour. My sister chose to paint our shared bedroom purple when I left home and my mother still talks about it. Design wise I’m with you re the chevron fabric being narrower, but good on you for allowing Bella her freedom. Gives you more credence when it’s time to debate over the big things.
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  4. ingrid@nowathomemom

    I love that your daughter asked for you to leave it long like this :-) it’s very pretty and I wouldn’t mind one of these for myself too :-) can’t wait to see the doll size one too! I’m sure it’s very pretty too! :-)
    you know, I want my son to chose his own color of paint in the future, I just hope it won’t be neon green (I chose that color when I was in my early 20’s (don’t know what I was thinking) ha!ha! & now I can’t see it anymore :-)
    wish you a great weekend Amy!
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  5. Joe

    Wow! Amy this turned out really cute! You did a really nice job on it. Love the fabrics. Your daughter was right! Even about the length, it’s perfect. Great mother daughter team…..Good Job! Have a Sewtastic Friday Night!
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  6. Lisa Nelson

    That is really super ADORABLE! So sweet!

    You really did a great job. Why doesn’t it seem like i say the same thing in every post? I’m gonna think of something different to say.

    Hum? You are really patient because that pattern would drive me absolutely and positively up the wall.

    You are too good.

    I love your comment about the laundry. If you would look at the amount of laundry I have to do- you wouldn’t believe it. It’s insane.

    Laundry is so much work.

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  7. Amy of while wearing heels

    Bella, Bella, Bella. I wonder where she gets that mind of her own from :). I love that you named the color she selected for her walls ‘putrid’…and that your husband was brave enough to let her select it on her own when she was 5!

    The nightgown looks great. The contrasting lining, though, is swoon worthy. I adore that extra touch.
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  8. Renee

    Woah, I didn’t know there was candy fabric like this out there – no wonder she likes it. The pink chevron compliments it well. And you’re a good mom to let her be creative and pick out what she likes – plus that garantees the nightgown will get worn!

  9. Ajaire

    My girl still doesn’t have any opinions on what she wears and I’m savoring it. I love that you let her pick out the fabric. And remember, it’s just for sleeping in right? :) I do love that tootsie fabric though!
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  10. Mel

    I love that she picks out there patterns. I figure anything that can be changed down the track is okay for them to explore their tastes. I think it’s very funky. Putrid Purple LOL my parents went away for a weekend when my sister was 19 and came back to her having painted her lovely cream room BLACK, they were not impressed.
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    • Mel

      Thanks for linking up Amy, I can’t wait to see what your lovely trendsetter chooses next :)
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  11. Rachel

    What a good mom you are. I know I’m going to struggle with this kind of thing too. At least they are pjs- that is easier win to let her have right? My child for a reason I can’t identify has become obsessed with pink. We never pushed it on her (if you don’t count her GIANT pink rug) and she wears a well rounded group of colors. We’ve had several days were she has straight up informed me if aint pink she isn’t wearing it. I’m hoping for a passing phase.
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