So, instead - a refashion. Take one pillowcase and one vintage nightie pattern and what do you get... Imogen's Christmas dress!
I loved making this. A whole dress squeezed out of just one pillowcase. It has raglan sleeves, and a gathered neckline finished with a self fabric band. It's super cute.
Even though the pattern is actually for a nightdress, I'm so pleased with it that she can wear it out too. I may make it again in a soft flannel, so that she actually gets a nightie too!
The back has a simple button closure, so it is easy on and off - necessary with a wriggly toddler.
At the hem, I added a length of lace just to make it a little more seasonal.