Here we go!
I started drawing it out on one side, changed my mind and redrew it a bit smaller (a little more multi-sized).
(I also thought I could do something with the sleeves, like make a little pair of bloomers for underneath, but upon dreaming up what that would look like, I passed. I really like repurposing, but I don't think sleeve cuffs for pant legs would be as cute as it would look like an arts-n-crafts project.)
After cutting out one side, I folded at midline, and traced the other side. There! Cut out front and back in one cutting.
I have a stash of ribbons and ric rac bits that fills an milk crate. So I got to play around til I found a layout I liked.
Thinking about finishing the raw edges....enter sleep shirt! Lots of fabric, nice amount of stretch, and a little pink print to give boring blue a girly sweetness.
I cut out 2 inch strips, folded them in half and pressed them, then serged the raw edges, right sides together, to the neck and arm openings.
Yeah....I must be honest, I didn't like the look. It looks too bulky on the finished edge. Not petite and girly. So I tried it on my niece....and confirmed.....I need to fix it. I said I would post today, so I'll leave you in suspense to see what the "fix" looks like. Next post will have the finished, store-ready product.
We all have ideas that don't work out. I just like to post mine! The joy of working with salvaged fabric and no pattern is that I don't have to hope for the best, I make my own best work happen. Just have to be creative. See me tomorrow. :)