Monday, August 19, 2013

Sophiia's Birthday Dressing Gown

It was recently my niece's third birthday and I decided I wanted to make her something, before she gets too old to think stuff her Aunty makes is cool and starts to think its super lame. 

There are so many options of things to make for little girls - but I decided to make something useful and sew her a dressing gown.

Recently I have been thinking a lot about sewing sleep wear, I'm not sure why. I guess its usually because I wear the same nighties for YEARS at a time, until the literally fall apart. I thought it would be nice to make some decent sleepwear, so when I came across "And Sew to Bed" when I was browsing shops one lunchtime I decided to treat myself.

I still haven't made myself anything from the book - but it included a few patterns for kids so I picked the "boys" dressing gown pattern for Sophiia. There was one dressing gown pattern for boys and one for girls - but the girls pattern was just wasn't right for Sophiia - it was so delicate and not really something I thought would suit a three year old!

I wanted to show you all a great picture of the dressing gown - but there aren't any three year olds around here to model it for me. I thought I could use a soft toy to model it, then I realised the biggest soft toy I have is Kuromi and she's really more of a pillow than a soft toy.
But as I didn't have any other "models" in the apartment - Kuromi was my model for the day. Here's the dressing gown in "action" - its not perfect, but you all get the idea.
It has a hood - which I think is pretty adorable. All dressing gowns should have hoods! 
The fabric is a simple fleece with paw prints and look - I sewed on some pockets!
This was a fun little project to make and I really hope Sophiia likes it. 

I hope you all had a great weekend and thanks for all your kind words in regard to the earthquake - we are safe and well and crossing our fingers that Fridays big quake will be the last big quake for a very long time.


Caramella said...

It's so cute, you are so talented! Happy birthday to Sophia, I'm sure she will love it!

Indigo Violet said...

I agree - all dressing gowns should have hoods.
Your model is strangely reminiscent of the pet/alien in Futurama!

JuanitaTortilla said...

That looks comfy. Good job!

Curtise said...

Ahhh, it's lovely! And how good to see that you haven't insisted on a girly style/fabric - plenty of little girls aren't into all that, and at age 3, delicate doesn't seem very appropriate! It looks great, I'm sure Sophiia will love it - and I am sure she thinks her Auntie Trees is really cool! xxxx

Krista said...

I think you and I win best aunties of the year! This is precious and I would want a matching one! She'll love it! I'm glad you guys are ok after that quake, scary stuff for sure!

alicia said...

"and SEW to bed"! i love it.

super cute, and i love your very quiet and cooperative model!

no more earthquakes please!

<3 <3 <3

Helga said...

Awwww, Sophia will be thrilled and super snuggly! What a wonderful gift!
Your last post is awesome!!!

Meghan Edge said...

So adorable!! :-)

Vix said...

Totally and utterly brilliant! Sophia will be delighted. How nice to see a little girl's outfit that isn't a sickly shade of pink, far more cool! x

Wait Until The Sunset said...

Very cool! Hooded gowns are the BEST! xx

Sandra said...

that is super cute - I'm sure you'll be the best aunty for a long time to come :-)

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh yes, Kuromi is certainly the next best thing to model your niece's cuddly wee new dressing gown! It turned out so snuggly and cute, I love the print and agree, all dressing gowns should certainly have hoods! I doubt your niece will ever think of Aunty Trees as "lame" - no way. xoxo

Monsterchen said...

oh gosh that is sooooo cute! what a lucky little girl to have you as cool auntie;)
love and kiss,mary

Penny-Rose said...

Cute dressing gown and cushion! I like to get in my jammies when I get home from work so I can be all comfortable and warm. I have never had a hooded one, but seeing this, I think I do now! You are a really lovely Auntie.

Anonymous said...

Adorable robe, you're definitely the cool auntie! And I love your model :)