Summer Nightie Free Pattern

Summer Nightie Free PatternHi sewing friends! We have an exciting day today at Sew Much Ado! Not only did we release the new Sullivan Dress PDF Pattern, but I also get to share this Summer Nightie Free Pattern with you!

Summer Nightie Free Pattern

I’m joining in on The Polka Dot Chair’s Summer Sewing series, and what better summer project than a lightweight, comfy nightie for your little one?

Summer Nightie Free Pattern

Lola loves to wear nighties, and I remember feeling the same way as a little girl.

Summer Nightie Free Pattern

She’s worn her new nightie every chance she can since I’ve made it, and I can’t blame her!

Summer Nightie Free Pattern

It’s cute but not too hot, and I don’t know any little girls who will complain about a ruffle on their pjs!

Summer Nightie Free Pattern

She did, however, complain about the temporary tattoo her brother put on her without her knowing what he was doing ;).

Summer Nightie Free Pattern

Supplies:
1 1/4yd 58″ wide knit fabric – 30-40% stretch, amount allows for average shrinkage (can use contrast knit for the neck and armhole bands if desired)

Click HERE to download and print Summer Nightie Free Pattern, sized 2/3 (toddler). Print pattern at 100% (no scaling) and tape pieces together, matching triangles. Cut fabric as instructed on pattern, including “additional pieces to cut” as noted on front/back pattern piece.

Note: This is a great project for a serger. If you don’t have a serger, be sure to use a long and narrow zig zag stitch to allow the fabric to stretch when being worn. When sewing neck and arm bands, widen the zig zag stitch slightly to allow fabric to stretch over head and arms.

*All seam allowances are 1/2″.*

Summer Nightie Free Pattern

Let’s get sewing!

Summer Nightie Free Pattern

Summer Nightie Free Pattern

  1. Right sides together, stitch front and back together along one shoulder.
  2. Wrong sides together, press neckband in half, matching long raw edges.
  3. Pin neckband raw edges to neckline raw edges, stretching neckband to fit neckline. Stitch along pinned edge.
  4. Right sides together, stitch front and back together along open shoulder.
  5. Repeat steps 2-3 to attach armhole bands to armholes.
  6. Right sides together, stitch front and back together along each side seam.
  7. Right sides together, stitch ruffle piece together along short ends.
  8. Press bottom of ruffle 1/2″ toward wrong side and stitch close to raw edge to hem ruffle. Use basting or gathering stitch to stitch around top of ruffle. Do not backstitch at beginning or end of stitches.
  9. Pull bottom threads only to gather ruffle piece to equal width of bottom of nightie.
  10. Right sides together, pin gathered edge of ruffle piece to bottom of dress, evening gathers as needed. Stitch along pinned edge, attaching ruffle to nightie.

Voila! A new Summer Nightie for your favorite little lady!

Summer Nightie Free Pattern

 

Loads of fun and CUTE summer sewing projects - a new free project or tutorial will be posted each week all summer!

Summer Nightie Free Pattern

Comments

  1. My girls have shunned nighties so far… they go for footie-pajamas all the way! But maybe I can convince my 2-year old to wear one of these!
    I love Lola’s expressions here… so much sass!

  2. Adorable!! I was just telling my daughter the other night I need to sew her up some new nighties. Hers are barely covering her bottom!

  3. Lovely. I have saved this for our summer, or the following one, when my little granddaughter will be ready for this pretty nightie. I also bought the beautiful Sullivan dress pattern – so many different options. Now to wait for Casey to grow (currently only 6 months). But I’m ready when she is, thanks to your lovely designs.
    Lyn in Kinglake (Australia, where it is mid winter).

  4. This is adorable! I can’t wait to make one for my little girl. Thank you!

  5. Oh pretty! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow afternoon that features your free pattern:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=89062

    –Anne

  6. Love it! Now, how about a full-blown pattern in your shop for this perfect summer nightie??? :D Thanks for sharing!

  7. My girls will love this! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Lynne Campbell says:

    Does it come in a bigger size? I need a 7 please :)

  9. Susie Rowley says:

    Hoping to make a half a dozen… :) just love it and she is BEAUTIFUL…

  10. What is the best way to enlarge this pattern? I have a granddaughter that wears a 4/5 and size 5 so I’m looking for some direction on enlarging it. I love the pattern
    Thanks,
    Tracy
    tracylb78@gmail.com

    • Thanks Tracy! You could enlarge this pattern if you have some basic pattern grading knowledge, but if not I’m planning to grade it myself into larger sizes and will be sure to let everyone know when it’s available!

  11. Printing it RIGHT NOW! Ivy is a little bit bigger, but I’m going to make it work. So CUTE!

  12. Is there somewhere to get this pattern sized larger for say 5/6 year old :)

  13. What’s the best way to make this different sizes? Like 4,6,8,10, ect. Thank, it’s adorable!

    • Hi Sarah! If you have basic pattern grading knowledge, you could size the pattern up or down. If not, I’m hoping to get it graded myself since the larger sizes seem to be a popular request! :)

  14. My granddaughter will not wear shorts or pants to bed and finding nighties has proven to be difficult. Thank you so much for the free pattern. I will be giving this one a try.

  15. So Sweet! My little girl is going to love this.

  16. This is so cute! Do you have recommendations for making size 7-8?

    • sewmuchado says:

      Hi Mandy! If you know basic pattern grading, you could do that, otherwise I may be coming out with a multi-sized pattern in the future :).

    • Thanks Mandy! If you have pattern grading experience, you could grade it up to a 7-8, otherwise I’m hoping to do it myself in the near future! :)

  17. I too would like a bigger pattern for my 11yo :) this is adorable

  18. This a great free pattern and turned out really cute on my 3 year old. No adjustments made. Thanks again.
    http://pin.it/lcilhwm

  19. Laurie Goldin says:

    I will look forward to your multi-size pattern. My three granddaughters are all a size or two larger. I love how simple the nightie is to complete. Yet you can really make it personal with trim, lace and other additions. CUTE!!!

  20. My 2 yr 4 month old daughter is going thru ‘a dress only phase”. She is refusing to wear pajama pants and tee shirts. Luckily it’s summer and your pattern came to my rescue. She is quite slim, so will get a good wear of this nightie! Thank you. Look forward to the bigger sizes for future reference!

  21. Could I get away with a yard of main fabric if I cut the contrast pieces in something else? Thanks! Can’t wait to work on this!

  22. Oh my…my girl is nighty OBSESSED! I’m going to jump all over the bigger sizes when they come out!!! So lovely. Good job!

  23. Is there a chance you may be producing a larger size nightie? I need size 10-12 for my granddaughter.
    Love what you’ve done with this one.

    • sewmuchado says:

      Hi Annette! I’m in the process of working on a multi-sized pattern, but am not sure when it will be available yet. I’ll be sure to post about it on the blog though once it is!

  24. DO YOU HAVE A PATTERN IN A LARGER SIZE ABOUT A 6

  25. This is so beautiful

  26. Hi! Do you have the pattern upgraded to a size 4 yet? This is the perfect nightgown I’ve been looking for.

  27. I made two of these recently! Really cute and good collar practice for beginners!

  28. Any success with a larger pattern? My little girl would be obsessed! (Size 5) and her bday is next week but sadly I know nothing about pattern grading :(

  29. polkadotted glory says:

    Please, is there a pattern size for my 14/16 daughters? Thanks.

    • Hi! I’m currently working on a multi-sized pattern that goes up to size 12 at this time.

      • Please release it!! I need this pattern for Xmas nighties :) do you know what measurements the current pattern is for? Thank you so much x

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