During the construction of this I took so many trips to the local fabric store - I'm shocked. I realizing how much my mother has and how much I'm lacking. I totally appreciate how much even the small things cost now.
The ruffles at first were cute and fun. As it progressed I wanted to scream with the amount of ruffles this nightgown has. I'm disappointed this is only worn to sleep.
When it was all done she tried it on. . and the bodice was way too big. Ugh! When I had the pattern and measured her (twice) it looked like it would be perfect. I even had her try the bodice on without the skirt it still seemed like it was just right. Alas when it was done, I had to put darts in the back. The reality is that she has a gown that she'll be able to wear for years to come.
The finished gown