My two older kids needed some new summer sleepwear. My son needed some shorts. Using a pair of his shorts as a pattern, and also following a similar process to my design your own pajama pants tutorial, I made him these:
He chose the golf ball print...not me. I used an old pillowcase to make the side stripes and pockets. I added a false zipper pocket so he could tell front from back. I also added a little detail on the pocket to try out one of the decorative stitches on my machine.
For my daughter, I used this tutorial from Gingercake, making adjustments for size, to make a pillowcase nightgown. I loved that this pattern had sleeves.
I'm happy with how well the nightgown came together. It was done in about an hour, minus cutting out the pieces.
My daughter was tickled to find a rose button on the back. I used a hair elastic to loop the neckline closed.
Forgive the wrinkles. I forgot to snap a photo until the next morning after she'd slept in it. At least you know she wears it!
Linking to These Creative Juices, Today's Creative Blog, Blue Cricket Design, Someday Crafts, Tea Rose Home, Somewhat Simple, House of Hepworths, Those Northern Skies, KoJo Designs, Creation Corner, and Tatertots and Jello.