I went shopping a week before Christmas for the Christmas jammies that my kids open on Christmas Eve. I really shouldn't have waited that long, because it took me 4 stores just to find some for my little boy. I never did find any for my 6 year old girl.
So I decided (I don't know what took me so long to think of this!) to make her a cute Christmas Pillowcase Nightgown. I went to the fabric store and found these cute fabrics, and whipped it up.
I really love how it turned out and can now think of all the possibilities for future holidays. How fun. St. Patricks Day, Valentine's Day, etc.
When I came home with the fabric, I realized I had the perfect stretch lace in my stash that matched the fabric perfectly!
These nightgowns are great. They are super comfy and hold up over countless washings. They last forever because they are really hard to grow out of! I highly recommend making some.
And you can even make matching American Girl doll nightgowns...see the tutorial here.
To make one out of fabric (instead of a pillowcase) cut fabric(s) to these dimensions:
(If you use more than one fabric in your design (like I did) just make sure you add seam allowances.)
With right sides together, sew A and B together, using 1/2" seam allowance. This can be a side seam or center back seam.
Finish the top of your "pillowcase" with a serger or zigzag stitch.
Hem the bottom by folding over 1/2" twice and sewing.
Then follow the original Pillowcase Nightgown tutorial here to attach your lace.