Today's tutorial is from Angela at My Inner Old Lady... Enjoy it is super cute.
This is made from two old pillow cases and finished with fold over elastic.
I took a nightgown that I already knew would fit and cut a piece on the fold from each of two pillowcases.
With those two identical pieces:
1. I finished the side seams with a zig-zag, then stitched together (right sides together, 1/2 inch seam allowance).
2. Checked the fit. I had to trim the neckline quite a bit, with the front neckline dipping about 1 inch lower than the back neckline.
I finished the neckline and the armholes with fold over elastic. If you'd like a tutorial on this, Amy Karol has a nice one here. I pulled the elastic very gently to create tiny gathers. If you don't pull on it at all, it will just create a smooth finish and conversely you can pull on it very firmly to create more gathers.
I chose to use contrasting thread on this step, but of course I made a mistake and had to rip a section and re-sew it, which really shows. It's probably better to match the thread with the elastic, unless you are Polly Perfect.
The hem was created by double folding 1/2 inch, then finished with a zig-zag. The stitching matches the zig-zag in the fold over elastic.
This was a super-easy and fast project. With two standard sized pillowcases, you can make up to a child's size 8.