Spring Nightgown Time Again...

 It's all about easy over here...when you are making three of anything, that's just the way things roll.  These were crazy simple.  I found my inspiration here (through Pinterest).  I changed it a bit, just did non-stretchy, really wide lace so they would have more coverage on top.

So just vintage pillowcases and about a yard of wide lace and you are done (see Jen's instructions for more details if you want to make some).

 They really do love them...and so do I.  I just love that they are classic and pretty and don't have Dora the Explorer all over them.  Not that I'm against Dora (or Disney Characters, etc., etc.) in any way...just that I see her enough that I don't need to see her on my kids' pajamas.




Bed time is pretty early at our house compared to most (between 7-7:30) so it's now light outside when they head to bed...I must say there is a lot more playing than sleeping going on these days...but as long as it's contained, I don't mind it.  I think some of the best bonding happens when you think you are "pulling one over" on mom and dad. :)  
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Shea (April 19, 2012 at 11:13 AM)  

Love Love Love! I want to try!

chris (April 19, 2012 at 11:52 AM)  

Darling little girls! I love the soft pillowcases you made for them. If you ever want to try a different (and modest) take on a pillowcase nightgown, I put together a tutorial for Sew Mama Sew last summer. :)

100 Percent Cottam (April 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM)  

these are AMAZING! i might give it a shot!

Britta Singer (April 19, 2012 at 12:33 PM)  

What cute p.j.'s for adorable little girls. I can't get over how tall they are...esp. Norah!
Love the fabric and pattern....I might have to try it for my girls as well.

Unknown (April 20, 2012 at 3:04 PM)  

It's hard not to love these girls.

thenestingspot (April 22, 2012 at 9:31 AM)  

These are gorgeous...and so are your girls! I'll definitely have to give them a try sometime.

Jennifer (May 3, 2012 at 3:07 PM)  

So cute, Hannah. If you ever wanted to add in a 4th while you're at it... Savannah is pretty close to the same size! :) You're so inspirational.

allformygirl (May 16, 2012 at 9:21 AM)  

Awesome take on a simple idea! Love the eyelet fabric makes it so delicate and girly!

{jen} iCandyhandmade (September 16, 2012 at 9:27 PM)  

These turned out beautiful! Gorgeous girls too...
:)

Kelly Lunceford (March 23, 2013 at 9:28 AM)  

I used to sleep on that exact daisy pillowcase as a child! What memories! These are so adorable!!!!

Deana Wolfe (April 24, 2013 at 1:10 PM)  

Can you please tell me if you stretch the elastic while sewing it on the bodice and if you are using non stretch lace do you put in a button closure in the back for easier slip on and off?
Thanks so much!
Deana

Victorian Lady (June 9, 2013 at 10:17 PM)  

These are so beautiful! I love the wider lace, but was wondering if it was harder for them to pull them over their sweet little heads? I also have a set of 3 girls. Thank you! :D
Mere

Hannah Stevenson (June 9, 2013 at 10:36 PM)  

Good question. I actually made them a little loose and the fabric did give a bit. They were fine. Very comfortable for about a year of wear. They are a bit tight now but can still wear them.

Vicki K (July 25, 2013 at 6:24 AM)  

Hi Hannah!
These are absolutely adorable! Do you have directions somewhere? Obviously you take out the end seam. It looks as though there is some gathering going on. (I'm a beginner sewer) Do you pin first? Does it matter if you sew the pillow case to top or bottom of lace? Sorry so many questions...PLease keep sharing your ideas!
Vicki

mama'sVIB (January 25, 2014 at 1:08 PM)  

What beautiful pictures and a lovely post. I want to have a go at making one for my 16 month old daughter - hope my limited sewing skills are up to it! They would make such lovely gifts too.
Thank you

Fay Chave (April 15, 2014 at 7:15 AM)  

I have to try these for my little granddaughters and great granddaughters! Thanks for sharing!

Margo (April 15, 2014 at 10:21 AM)  

love these! Love these more than the ribbon ties I've seen on pillowcase dresses. Also love the idea of a pillowcase being used at bedtime again - just, as a nightie.

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