15 December 2015

My First Real Live Pattern!!

I'm still pinching myself that I have an actual pattern!  From my head, to your computer!  When Kelly asked if I would do a Christmas nightgown for my month of The Sew What Club, I was so excited.  Because.  5 girls. 
I picture in my head what I wanted: something simple (no closures!), classy, timeless, girly, but not too frilly, and, of course, comfy.

Then I found THE perfect fabric.  Polka-dotty double gauze!  If you've never been to Imagine Gnats, you are in for a treat.  She has so many amazing double gauzes.  I want them all.  They would also make great, unique swaddling blankets...but I digress.  
The reverse side is the inverse of the front.  I wanted to highlight both, so I used the reverse for the accent design element down the front, on the sleeve casings and the bottom ruffle.  I love it so much.

It's a super easy sew-up.  You can leave the front detail off, simplifying it even more. One of the testers cropped it and made matching shorts with the tunic.  The pattern comes with the option of shorts sleeves and you can leave off the ruffle for a shorter version.
The tester nightgown I made first for Clover was a HUGE hit with her.  She twirled and danced and loved it, so I knew little girls everywhere would love this mommy-made nightgown.  Since it's so simple, you still have time to sew it up before Christmas.  Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. All my girls will be getting one in their favorite colors...stay tuned for that photo op. ;)
When we were finished with our shoot, Clover wanted to take a selfie with my giant, brick-like camera, haha! I held the strap and she selfied away.  This generation. ;) And yes, the weather is really as amazing as it looks right now.  It's deceived me to think that Christmas isn't just around the corner. 
How can you get your pattern?  I'm so glad you asked!  Check out The Sew What Club.  It's a monthly subscription of digital patterns right to your inbox.  The kind that you want to sew up every one, in all the various options.  Kind of like your very own Christmas present each month.  I am consistently impressed with the patterns that the designers come up with each month.  It's like those cd clubs I used to belong to, only way better (and probably way cheaper ;)  


  1. Congratulations Katy! What a sweet pattern. Love the selfie, Clover.

  2. Gah, Katy, this is perfect and totally what I am making for my girls for Christmas Eve this year! So excited! You had me at no closures! :) And congrats on a lovely first pattern. I have complete faith in you that the fit and instructions are going to be awesome!

  3. Katy this is such a gorgeous pattern! I am so very grateful you shared your talents with us and am giddy to be part of your first pattern!!!

  4. LOVE this nightgown. It looks so cozy and I love that it has a vintage look to it. You're including adult sizes too, right?..... ;)


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