The Emily nightdress pattern, by Genniewren Designs, is based on a traditional floor length Victorian style nightgown and can be made with or without a ruffle at the hem edge.
The PDF sewing pattern also offers the more modern option of pyjamas, with two styles of PJ bottoms to choose from: traditional full length straight leg pyjama pants, and ruffled bloomers.
The nightgown and pyjama top fasten at the back neck with a button and loop. There is a choice of two sleeve lengths, and the sleeves can be smocked or elasticated at the cuff to control the fullness.
The front of the nightdress or pyjama top can be embellished in several ways including smocking, machine gathering and embroidery, or by sewing on toning or contrasting ribbon.
You could also use different fabrics for the sleeves to add a modern funky look to your nightie or PJs.
Your doll is sure to be the best dressed in the boudoir when she wears her Emily nightdress or PJs.
Please note: The smocked version of this pattern is designed for dressmakers with some knowledge of heirloom techniques and smocking.
Recommended Fabrics: Woven fabrics: cotton lawn, batiste, lightweight poplin, broadcloth, quilter's cotton or polycotton. Pattern pieces and adjustments are provided for thicker fabrics such as flannel, brushed cotton or winceyette.
-Three quarters of a yard of lawn, batiste, lightweight cotton poplin, quilter’s cotton or poly-cotton broadcloth, or an assortment of toning/matching fabric pieces. You can also make this pattern using half a metre (20 inches) of flannel, by using the additional sleeve piece and the adjustments marked on the pattern pieces and the smocking plate.
-Narrow elastic (high stretch), approximately ⅛ inch (3mm) wide. You will need approximately 5 inches (12.5 cm) for each sleeve, 10 inches (25 cm) for the pyjama waist, and approximately 7 inches (17.5 cm) for each of the bloomer legs.
-2½ yards (2 metres) of purchased lace trim can be used for the bottom ruffle and sleeve edges if preferred.
-Stranded floss for smocking,
-1 yard of fancy ribbon for embellishing the gathered front.
-1 yard of ⅛ inch wide ribbon for the smocked sleeves.
-A small button for the back neck closure, or a hook and eye fastener set.
-Smocking pleater or printed transfer smocking dots (smocked version only).
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced (advanced for smocked option)
What You Get: One 39 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!