Thursday, 5 July 2007

OLD FASHIONED GOODNESS

When I was a little girl I used to wear long flannelette nighties. I remember twirling through the house with my nightie billowing, I remember curling my legs up underneath, all snug and cosy. Now with my own little girls, my mum and I have discovered that these nighties aren't around anymore.

In fact, when we looked, we couldn't even find a nice pattern to make them. So, my mum drafted one and she has now made two nighties for each of my girls.

This set was finished whilst she was here last. It has taken me a few weeks to put the buttons on and take some photos.

The first set of nighties were made just from pale pink flannelet. It was quite hard to find a simple little floral. This time we found this gorgeous print. It is so sweet.

Pintucks, peter-pan collars and puff sleeves - what more could a little girl ask for.



9 comments:

ingrid said...

I remember wearing these nighties as a child too. I used to call them my little House on the Prairie nighties.
You ahve inspired me to plan one of these for Lottie. Your girls just look oh so snug and pretty.

h&b said...

They are gorgeous. Like Ingrid, I lusted to be like like the girls on Little House on the Prairie..

Oh, and the bedtime/clock thing ? That's why i'm winding it back ... to make it easier when those school hours beckon .... ;)

Megan said...

I loved wearing these in winter, pulling them over my toes to keep my legs warm. Lucky girls.

Louise said...

Oooh I've been waiting to see these and they are even cuter than I imagined - adorable models too. Where did you find the fabric - it's perfect. I have 3 little girls who would love them. It takes me back to the winter nights of my childhood - all cosy and warm! You might have to start marketing these too....

Meet Me at Mikes said...

That is the most adorable photo. Sigh. It makes one feel all snuggly and cosy just to look at it! xx pip

Kristy said...

My girls have similar nighties in white cotton and they love them so much.I just wish I could remember where I bought them!

Kristine said...

These nighties are gorgeous, as is the fabric. You're right, pretty flannel is very hard to find. I'm sure your girls love wearing these to bed.

Sheeps Clothing said...

I used to have nighties just like those.
They were so cosy and warm!!

AnastasiaC said...

how wonderful! I too wore nighties like this as a girl....beautiful!!