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    Profile photo of sosewsosew @sosew

    I’m planning on the playtime dress in knit for a girls nightgown, I want to use a white knit on top and blue on the bottom (can you guess why??).

    The question is how much of each of the two colors to buy? In size 7 it says 1 3/4 yards for a knit total. I would also like to lengthen the skirt about 2-4 inches.

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    Profile photo of BrittneyBrittney @georgeandizzy

    I think your best bet would be to trace your pieces off with the extra length and lay them out to determine how much of each. And remember to add just a little as knits will shrink. Good luck!

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    Profile photo of sosewsosew @sosew

    ah, when you type it out it seems so obvious 🙂 i hadnt purchased the pattern yet but of course…

    thanks!

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    You will love this pattern. It is no ordinary t-shirt dress.

    The shoulders have such a great shape.

    I have a step by step tute for the dress but as it is for a nightie I wonder if you could cut the back bodice on a centre fold and use ribbing for the neck ?

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    Profile photo of sosewsosew @sosew

    Thanks!

    Where is the tutorial? I would love to read it before I start!

    Say more about the mod… when you say ribbing for the neck do you mean the neckband and that would make it sufficiently stretchy? I would like to avoid the buttons since it is for a nightie but was unsure about how to do it.

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Here is my tute http://www.pinterest.com/pin/73676143878416947/, it is a great sew.

    I would wonder if you sewed the shoulders seams and then checked by pulling it over your little ones head (you may need to cut the neck opening a bit bigger) if you used ribbing, like a t-shirt neck?

    I am only pondering though, I have not made it….. 🙂

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    Profile photo of sosewsosew @sosew

    lovely! the fabric is great. The sleeve construction is very interesting!

    this is a gift for a little one who lives far away, though I do have two much younger but very big headed kids of my own that might make appropriate head models, I will ask her mom to send her head measurement as well.

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Good luck!

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    I made one with the back cut on the fold. I also traced the neckline from a tshirt pattern (MIP Basic Tee).

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/73669617@N07/13787836764/

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    Profile photo of Rebecca WRebecca W @craftalittle

    I made them as nightgowns, but put only one flat button on the back and it hasn’t bothered either of my girls one bit. they are a favorite pair of pjs of theirs too. 🙂

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    Profile photo of sosewsosew @sosew

    THanks for all the tips – have made some progress on this one. I still need to hem it

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    It goes over the head okay?

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    Profile photo of sosewsosew @sosew

    I decided to do a button in the end so it isnt an issue 🙂

    I have to finish the hem and then send it off. My 3 year old (boy) saw it and tried it one for me, hilariously cute!

    Thanks for all the advice 🙂

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Awesome!

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