This is a little nightgown pattern that I found in the June '09 Ottobre magazine. I chose this for two reasons: (1) my girls needed one and we couldn't find any in the stores that they liked, and (2) I really wanted to try an easy Ottobre pattern.
I love my Janome Coverpro; it makes hemming a breeze! I love the professional finished look you get.
I did not follow Ottobre's directions for attaching the binding to the neck and armband areas. I stayed with a method I was more familiar with. This gown was made using rayon blend jersey knit splatter multi/white from Fabric.com.
This gown was made using stretch ITY knit shadow zebra white/black from Fabric.com.
My daughter asked that I put sleeves on this one. I said, "this pattern doesn't come with a sleeve." Her response..."just pull a sleeve out from another pattern you have." She is a fast learner. I also hemmed the sleeves with fold over elastic. It was definitely easier to work with a jersey knit, but this had fun results too.