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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Nighty-Night Nighty for an Itty Bitty Boy

Andy has been sick this week. The other night, we were up from 3-6am. I rocked him in the rocking chair and he was sick a few times, so I had to change my nightgown and his PJs 3 times. Out of desperation, I finally grabbed one of Davy's t-shirts to put over his diaper, because it would be easier to change. It was comfy and loose, but too big for him. This experience, though somewhat unpleasant, gave me a great idea: I could make Andy some comfy cotton nightshirts! I ran into Joann's the other day and found this cute fire truck and fire dog cotton knit. Best of all, when I got to the cutting counter, there was a 1 yard piece, which I could have for 1/2 price. It was only $6.50 and there was enough to make 2 nightshirts!
  I used a pattern from the Kwik Sew for Toddlers book. It is the basic T-shirt lengthened and made A-line. The length they used for the size 2 was 4" too long, but otherwise the fit is great.
This nightshirt only took 20 minutes of sewing time!! I used the walking foot and stretch stitch on my machine and it stitched perfectly with no stretching or puckers. I used to be afraid of knits, but with this machine, I want to do more projects with them. Andy looks like Cindy Lou Who from the Grinch movie. So cute!!

1 comment:

SuperMomNoCape said...

Visiting from Sew Darn Crafty link party.

You did a great job on the nightshirt for your little one. I sewed a lot of clothes for ours when they were little. I miss that now that they are grown up.