I love snuggle flannel. It's great for making warm rag quilts but it's also nice for sleepwear. Before I go any further, disclaimer - snuggle flannels are NOT approved for sleepwear. That is, they are not flame retardant like the Consumer Product Safety Commission advocates for children. Enough said.
I used Simplicity pattern 8480 for this nightgown and a really cute patterned snuggle flannel. I like making nightgowns because if you make them big enough and long enough, your daughter can wear them for several years. This is especially true if you use a pattern like this one that is not fitted and has just a yolk and no waist. The sleeves and front are trimmed in a pink grosgrain ribbon (although it's not easy to see in the pictures).
I really wanted my model to wear this for the pictures, but she wasn't feeling very cooperative at the time. As you can see, I was left to photograph it on a hanger in the bathroom. Anyway, it's been so long since I posted a craft or sewing project that I was anxious to get this one on the blog.
The best part about this particular pattern is that it also includes some unisex pajama pants (with a pajama top for girls) and a pretty robe. I bought several different snuggle flannel patterns a week or so (to add to my huge fabric stash) so I can make more pajamas and nightgowns for my daughter and pajama pants for my son. This is a great time of year to make these because they keep them warm through the winter. It's also not too early to start those Christmas presents. Now I just need to find another 8 hours a day to do it all.