July 20, 2017
Our #225 Childhood Dreams pattern is on sale for all of July. This cute dress or nightgown is really a fairly easy garment to sew. And, one of the really fun things about it are all the adorable and beautiful prints out there to make it in. This garment can be made with cotton lawn, voile, flannel, or even quilting cottons - and there are so many choices. Even I had a very hard time trying to make any specific suggestions for this post. Instead, I am going with one fabric in a "collection" or group of fabrics. Enjoy! And, don't forget to post what your sew on Instagram and Facebook and tag us! We want to see what you make!
PLEASE NOTE: Fabrics used as examples in blog may go out of stock from store. If link is invalid for specific product, there may be another fabric from the supplier that you can substitute. These suggestions are based on fabrics that are in stock at the time the blog post is written!
A Liberty of London Tana Lawn, of course. For an heirloom dress of beauty and softness, this is hard to beat. (this is Jess and Jean from Bolt Neighborhood Fabric Boutique)
This pattern would also make a perfect Christmas nightgown. And, Christmas fabrics are now hitting the fabric stores. This one is at The Fabric Depot.
And, there are many adorable flannel prints (and plaids, which would also be pretty) available (Hart's Fabric has this one in their large collection). I love the elephants, of course, because of the great memories of Africa!