As I'm sure you can tell I've really been using my Oliver and S patterns lately. She is by far my favorite kids pattern designer. Mostly because the patterns are so well drafted and the directions are well written. I also like that they are true professionally done patterns. I guess I'm just a snob like that but oh well I like what I like. My goal for the year is to use every single one of my Oliver and S patterns including every garment. For example if its a top and a skirt I have to do both the top and the skirt. That said if its a dress with two different sleeves or a top/dress I don't have to do both unless I want to. With that I wanted to get the top from the badminton skort done. The problem was that no matter how many times I looked at it all I could think was nightgown. So I decided to make a nightgown.
The fabric I used also adds to the night time/babyish look. Its got tiny little flowers and birds. I purchased it at an end of bolt sale planning to make a summer top but it just seemed too perfect for this project. I used to feel like I was wasting fabric using it for nighties until I did my year end roundup this year and realized that nightgowns are some of the longest lasting and most used projects that I make. It helps that she gets taller more then wider but she can wear most nighties for 2 years.