Completed: a foxy nightdress

I made another pyjama for my daughter. Like last time I used the crossover tee pattern from Meg McElwee’s book “growing up sew liberated”. I did lenthen it by 3.5″ though to turn it into a nightdress.

She still fits in the size 3T that I made over a year ago but has definitely grown a lot since then so this time I made size 4T. There wasn’t enough fabric for long sleeves and she’ll probably mostly wear it during the summer so I opted for short sleeves. Last time I also made matching pyjama bottoms but as it turns out she doesn’t really like to wear pyjama pants and certainly not during the summer so I didn’t bother.

I tried to match the foxes on the two front bodice pattern pieces and this worked out reasonably well. To do this I first pinned the large front pattern piece to the fabric and then placed the pattern for the underlap on top. I drew around a couple of the foxes and made sure to match the foxes to those spots when I placed the pattern on the fabric.

For the ribbing I had a couple of options in my stash and went for the light blue because it was most summery.

Except for the top stitching everything was sewn with my overlocker. I used seraflock thread in the loopers for the first time and am pleased with how this turned out. This thread looks a bit fuzzy and is softer than regular overlocking thread. The edges of the seams feel very nice against your skin. I’ll definitely use this again!

My daughter is super happy with her new nightdress and I hope she’ll be able to wear it for a long time.

May 26, 2021

Emmely Treffers

About Emmely

I am a sewing enthusiast from the Netherlands. I live in the Leiden area with my husband and two daughters and I am currently working as a senior researcher in molecular virology. With my quilting patterns and sewing blog I want to infect as many people as possible with my love for sewing.

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8 Comments

  1. katechiconi

    Such fun fabric! She’s probably too young to appreciate the value of having unique clothing, but maybe when she gets a bit older…

    Reply
    • Emmely

      Yes, it is! I bought it several years ago to make her a longsleeve that never happened and now she picked it from my stash. When someone comments on her clothing or backpack she does tell them “mum made it”, so she realizes that not everything is mum-made.

      Reply
  2. marissthequilter

    I am so impressed with the care you take when stitching. It shows in the beautiful result. The fabric is delightful too.

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    • Emmely

      Thank you! Yes, the fabric is great. I love the print and colour combination.

      Reply
  3. tialys

    This is delightful – you can’t go wrong with foxes.
    I’d never heard of seraflock thread – sounds ideal for clothing worn right next to your skin like p.j.s

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    • Emmely

      Thank you. I think seraflock is also used a lot in tight sportswear like leggings for that same reason. I feared it would be tricky to work with but it wasn’t at all. Well, maybe threading it through the loopers was a little bit more challenging due to the fuzz factor.

      Reply
    • Emmely

      Yes she does! And she really loves wearing it so far.

      Reply

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