Hi, it's me again, Nienke from the Dutch blog Pienkel. Today I have a fun and fast up-cycled project to share with you: a Skipper Top Nightgown! The Skipper Top is a cute and simple dolman-style pattern from Sew Much Ado. In its easiest form, it has only two pattern pieces, front and back. The pattern includes options to add binding on neck and arms though. The pattern is available in sizes 6/12 months through 10 years.
I have quite a bunch of old clothes in my stash, waiting to be up-cycled and this was a great moment to use some of that at last! I used an old striped maternity vest and an old red shirt to create a Skipper Nightgown for my two year old. She has become a huge fan of nightgowns - as opposed to pyjamas - recently, and the weather is getting less warm, so a top wouldn't get much wear during these months.
To get the proper nightgown shape, I sized up one size to a 3y and added some length, as much as possible within the limits of the striped fabric. This way, I was able to use the original bottom hem, which sped up the sewing process considerably!
The red shirt got cut up to be used as sleeve cuffs and neck band. It was quite a stretchy shirt, so the results are fine. I like how the bright red adds some playfulness to the basic black and white stripes.
And she loves it! I'll definitely give the regular top version of the Skipper Top a try this spring... Have you sewn this top yet?