15 Minute Nightgowns

I made River and Elle some really quick nightgowns. I used the free Ottobre tank top pattern, and mashed it up with design 24 from the Spring 1/2014 issue of Ottobre, in the same way I did with the Harry Potter inspired dress for Elle. I sketched it out a little quicker and rougher than I did the dress. I made Elle and River the same size, but shortened Elle’s. In hindsight, I shortened it a bit too much. I used fold over elastic for the arm and neck holes, and I left the bottom hems raw.




Elle kept me company while I sewed. She knew I was sewing for her. She kept handing me pins, and asking if I was done. She got bored at the 8 minute mark and abandoned me.


About manningthemachine

I'm Laura. Mama to four, and wife to one awesome guy. I'm ever so slightly sarcastic. Just a little bit. I like to quote movies, but since our house is managed by little people, most of those quotes come from kiddie shows. At least my husband generally gets the references. It makes me feel less awkward. I took sewing lessons starting at the age of 8, through the Kids Can Sew program. I took lessons for four or five years. Then I became a snotty teen and decided sewing was lame. I've repented of my ways, and enjoy sewing for my little ones. And sometimes other people. And almost never for myself. Oh hey. My blog name. "Manning The Machine." I think it's probably only funny if you know me in real life. And even then, maybe it is only funny to me. My last name is Manning. This is a blog about my sewing. Manning The (Sewing) Machine. Do you get it? Do you? No. That's fine. I think it's funny even if you don't.
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