when i made my first two t-shirt nightgown (and tutorial!), the goal was to recreate Em’s favorite nightie and give her more options to choose from (slash allow us to be lazier about doing laundry). and as the temperature rose and she grew, an upsized, shorter sleeved version was required.
observe the girl in her natural habitat…
nose in a book about a ballerina mouse celebrating a birthday, perched on a chair in her pink room, the girl is cozy in her floral and purple summer nightgown.
her hair is braided before bed so it’s “curly” the next day, per her request…
and she is surrounded by (and wearing) flowers of pink and purple and red.
she displays her nightgown with pride.
i actually cut the bodice for this one quite a while ago, but didn’t finish it until a recent “finish up those UFOs” spree. i wasn’t sure the floral made sense with anything, but once i added pockets, it all tied together nicely. the floral rib knit was a sale rack camisole from old navy, and the purple shirt was a men’s deep v-neck (ALSO sale rack old navy, NOT poached from the husband, hehe).
as with the original two t-shirt nightgown, the bodice and sleeves are based on Rae’s flashback skinny tee. i preserved the existing hems on both the sleeves and skirt for quick and non-wonky knit finishes. the purple shirt is really lightweight and “vintage-y” soft. this nightgown is in constant rotation.
girl is happy.
>> FOOTNOTES >>
- here’s where you can get her white wallflowers (affiliate link).
- lovely wall art is by sarah jane wright (purchased pre-elephant obsession).
- paint color is devine water lily.
- you can get her book here (affiliate link).