After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

KCWC Day 2

Today, Felicity's winter PJ needs are now fulfilled.

This is her "baby deer" nightgown.  I was given this flannel from a friend who was destashing.  Its THE BEST flannel I've ever sewn with, and I sew with a lot of flannel.  Its Moda, and I suspect it will hold up for years.  Because of that, I made it as big as I could without (hopefully) making it look too baggy.  I left a bit of room in the neck, left the sleeves as long as I could (Lissy would prefer them a bit shorter), and I left the length long.  I also made the body wider.  This will give Felicity LOTS of room to grow, and knowing how she grows, she could be in this for years.  It'll be a true test on this beautiful Moda flannel.

And here's her whale nightgown.  This one is her favorite I think.  She requested it to be long, like the baby deer one.  So this one will probably fit her for a while too.  My friend found this polka dot flannel, and the rose bud flannel I used in yesterday's sewing, at the thrift store.  She sweetly snatched it up for me, knowing I sew with a lot of flannel, and gifted it to me.  So, these 3 nightgowns I've sewn in the last two days have cost me NOTHING.  OK, I used thread and elastic bought for previous projects, but you know what I mean.  All the little creature patches were made with scraps from my "pockets and patches" drawer.  Thrifty (or free) sewing is my FAVORITE kind of sewing.


  1. AGH! All of these nighties are so adorable!

  2. love, love, love! I think I'd like these for myself if they'd fit! Did you create the pattern or find a tutorial online?

  3. Patty Jean, its my first self drafted pattern! Well, other than tracing pants. :) But its super simple. Just a basic raglan sleeve, elastic neck, and A shape body.