Monday, July 11, 2011

"Bedtime" Smocked PJs for Ahnalin

Ahnalin fell in love with the 
baby doll pajamas designed
by Cathy Gunn

I am doing my best to not
purchase any extra fabric.
So I told Ahnalin she could go shopping
in my still-much-too-big-and-completely-embarrassing

She adores anything red.

And this cotton gingham, 
which I purchased years ago 
for $1.00 a yard,
is very light, with just a touch of polyester.

Ahnalin wanted a different smocking design.
So we just played around and this
is what we came up with.

She thought it was hilarious 
that I asked her to stand up

The pattern is designed for 
sizes 3,4 and 5.

I cut the 5.

But I had to sew the neck opening
with a 5/8" seam because
the standard 3/8" made the neck hole too tight.

The size 5 is VERY loose and roomy
other than the small neck opening.

And my girl loves her new jammies!

Sweet Dreams My Angel!

Happy Sewing!


Anonymous said...

Darling jammies and darling sweetheart!!

All Things Beautiful said...

Beautiful jammies for beautiful girl. Smocking is on my list to one day learn.

Sewconsult said...

The pj's look so cute, cool & comfy. I smocked summer night gowns, when they were little, with robes to match. Ahnalin is quite the model for all your beautiful work.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Sonia said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Both the pajamas and Ahnalin! Your smocking is to die for!

Stephanie said...

Those are just adorable. I may have to find that issue.

Mrs. Bianca said...

Those look so nice and comfy. I want some for myself! ;) I love that design that you came up with. It is darling!

Dorothy said...

So cute.n The gingham looks so fresh. My girls are in size 8-10 so I think I have another pattern I can modify to do this.

Cole's Corner said...

Beautiful!!!! She looks so beautiful. I love her sweet pajamas!

Jan M said...

Those are precious! The photos of her sweet smile and fits of laughter are a fantastic start to my day!

Smocking with Gwen said... are an inspiration! AT 5 Emma is telling me smocked dresses are too "baby"!!! Well, I told her she still has to wear them for me. But this is great idea and so cute.
Thanks loads,

Jan said...

Oh I am lovin' those jammies!

Karen said...

The nighties are just adorable and look charming on your beautiful daughter!

Rebecca said...

You amaze me.... Your talent is beyond anything I've seen.

Thank you for your sweet comment today about contentment. You blessed me.