I almost got her to cooperate with me, but the pose is all her own.
Since yesterday, I whipped up a nightgown for her as well. I used Butterick B4910 in size 4.
This really is the fastest pattern. 4 seams, an elastic casing for the neckline + a serger and it was done and ready to wear in an afternoon. Of course, I had to play with the styling to make it more fun. Evangeline hand-picked this fabric. It's a super soft pink knit with fairies.
I cut the sleeves to a little above the elbow and added a cotton trim. Adding the trim to the sleeves and bottom edge was my way to avoid doing a hem! I just serged the edges and sewed the trim right on top. Easy-peasy!
The pattern called for 3 small buttons but I decided that a bow and a bigger button would be perfect for my girly-girl. Sewing something here at the front is a necessity on this particular pattern because it's very hard to tell the front from the back and my daughter loves to dress herself!
Then, just for fun I sewed two pieces of ribbon and a button to create a fun detail at the hem. One piece of ribbon is on the inside of the nightgown and the second is on the outside. I used my sewing machine to secure the ribbon with a few stitches and some backtacking. Then I attached the button by hand to cover up the stitching.
Perfect for my princess's beauty sleep!