This year we have the opportunity to learn about and study the Christmas customs of Sweden. It’s been so fun and we’ve loved trying some of their fun traditions. The legend of St. Lucia is one we look forward to celebrating in our own home.
We’re excited to join in the Love Notions Handmade Holiday tour to share with you our take on a very popular Love Notions pattern to complete our St. Lucia look.
I used the girls Li’l LDT (affl. link) for this simple nightgown. I love all the options this pattern has and with a few alterations it was perfect for this project. This would work great for a beautiful maxi dress in a pretty floral print too! Or use this idea to make your own little one a cozy nightgown of her own.
I used the bishop sleeve and added length. I measured from her shoulder to wrist and added seam allowance. I extended my sleeve length straight down on both sides. Next time I would add another inch- it’s a cute wrist length here but I always like to get as long of use as I can out of their clothes!
To extend the length I used this tutorial. I measured from the back of her neck to the floor and added hem allowance. Extending the flare to the hem created a great dramatic skirt, making it comfy and easy to move in. It also made it a fabric hog- I used almost 3 yards for this BUT keeping the main dress pieces as one piece makes construction a breeze!
I used cotton/lycra from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. It sewed up so nicely and is so soft and comfortable too!
If you’re looking to step up your handmade game this holiday season then look no further! This tour is full of crafts, recipes, holiday wear and more- boy do I love these creative people!