Sunday, May 16, 2010

Charm's First Nightie Part 2

This is the little nightgown I made for my dear friend Lauri's new baby girl. It is not as elaborate or fancy as I like to do but I think it has a sweetness about it, a 'charm' all its own. The baby's name is still a secret and I have been calling her by her nickname for months: Charm. It is just perfect for the third girl in a family! Her sisters, Ashlyn and Cassidy, have nicknames, too. They are Chief and Champ and their names suit them, too.
I love babies in white clothing but Lauri had asked for 'no white, no ironing, and no lace'. Well, there is the tiniest bit of French cotton lace on the sleeves but it is so small that I don't think it counts as lace! Blue Imperial batiste was chosen for its easy care and softness. I used Grace Knott's nightie pattern and lengthened it just a bit before adding the casing at the bottom for the blue silk ribbon to travel through to close the gown at the toes.

The smocking design is one by Peanutbutter and Jelly Kids. I restrained myself and only embroidered three roses. I do so love to embroider roses! (My favorite flower!)

Tiny French lace at the wrists of the smocked sleeves.

Tiny antique mother of pearl buttons to close the back.

The gown with the ribbon untied.
Lauri did love the gown when she first saw it at the shower the first Friday in May. I hope it is used to bring Charm home from the hospital. (I hope her eyes are blue like her mommy's, too!) Just a couple more weeks and she will be with us! More 'charming' clothes to share soon!


  1. So sweet and lovely! How perfect for a new baby.

  2. Just perfect! What a welcome gift it will be. Your smocking is beautiful and I love the roses.

  3. I adore little girl babies in blue. The pink roses are the perfect little touch!

  4. I look forward to seeing this on little Charm. I have a guess about the baby's name ... LOL.
    One day, I want you to embroider one of your splendid roses on something I wear. Biiiiiiiig hugs, your H.S.

  5. So beautiful! I dressed Elisabeth in blue a lot too. The pink roses show up so sweetly on it and that lace is perfect at the sleeves. A friend gifted me with this pattern not long ago and I want to get some made for my SIL too.
    Thanks for sharing and so glad that she liked it!

  6. Luscious, even in its restrained state! LOL I know how you love to do lots of *froo-froo*, Karen. Your tiny touches are just perfect for what the baby's mother requested. I hope she sends you photos for your gallery so we'll get to see it modeled.

    Well done, as always!


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