Week 2 of our sew-along is this glamorous movie-star nightgown!
Get the pattern here: https://jenwrenne.wordpress.com/2019/05/25/patterns-available-here/
For a child’s play doll, aside from an everyday outfit suitable for activities the child likes to do (tea parties? tree climbing? soccer?) I’d argue the other most important clothing item is pajamas. A child can act out a bedtime routine by putting the doll to bed or taking it to bed with them. I love this nightgown because it embodies the glamour of women’s evening dresses of the time. A smooth, beautiful drape was often achieved with A-line bias-cut dresses and skirts, and this could be balanced with more fullness at the top, specifically with large, puffy sleeves. This pattern doesn’t just have to be a nightgown! You can shorten the skirt to turn it into a dress or hem the whole front and leave open; tie in front to use as a robe (dressing gown).
The pattern will be available here for a day, and after that I’ll post a link to it on etsy in both 16″ and AG sizes.