Saturday, 20 November 2010

.New pattern...AFTERGLOW.

The next pattern I'm excited to share with you is AFTERGLOW...
 
Afterglow is a super sweet nightdress designed for little sleeping beauties...you know, the little girls that just have to wear a dress everywhere?!!
This simple design, featuring pleated front detail and dainty puffy sleeves, is comfortable and easy-to-wear for a good night's rest.  
Due to it's classic look, Afterglow can easily double as a play dress with side ties - yep, good enough to wear day or night, dancing in the backyard or twirling in the bedroom! 
It seems that most of the patterns I design come because of some little obsession or need for a certain article of clothing...Sprout was designed because Lil needed a warm dress...Sweet Dreams, because I wanted a decent pair of jammies...Afterglow was designed after Lil suddenly became obsessed with dresses and demanded to wear her play dresses ALL the time.  She doesn't really wear pyjamas at the moment, just picks a dress from her cupboard (or the ironing basket!) and wears it to bed and we have one happy little girl!

So what better thing to do than make a nightdress which looks good enough to be worn as a play dress too?  She can wear it day and night as she pleases!
I love this pattern because it is so fast to sew up, definitely can be achieved in one night, yet the finished dress doesn't lack sophistication and attention to detail.

Once again, Fiona has outdone herself with these adorable photos - thank Fiona!
Click here to see more Afterglow pictures and check out the fabric requirements.  If you have a store and want to stock this or any other Make It Perfect patterns, contact Creative Abundance to place an order.

If you would like to purchase a copy of Afterglow for yourself, they should be popping up in retail stores very soon. Ask your favourite store to get one in for you!

To win a copy of Afterglow, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post :)

(Giveaway will close Saturday 27th November and winner will be drawn via a random number generator.)

See you tomorrow with my favourite pattern out of the three!!!!

65 comments:

Nancy's Couture said...

What a sweet nightgown! My little girl pretty much demands to a dress to bed. Love the pattern!

The Hunter's Prize said...

Oh, what a great idea for a Christmas gift. I know lots of little girls that would love something like this.

Pamela Nees said...

What a sweet little playdress/nightie! I have 3 little granddaughters who would each get one of those! Lovely!

sweeter than cupcakes said...

So sweet! Your "pillows" look fabulous in the background. Looks like a fun photo shoot.

Lynne said...

Adore Afterglow. Two of my granddaughters would love to have me make them at least one each.Great pattern

momto2wasd said...

It's adorable! And so is the model! I don't have daughters, but I think if I did, I might let her wear that as a "regular" dress, too--it's just so perfect and classic looking. It'd be so cozy in flannel, too!

Julie said...

Love the cute nightgown! My little one will usually just sleep in whatever she had on for the day. Jhales_finance at yahoo dot com

Emily said...

Adorable! Love those pictures of your girl!

melisa said...

Great idea! would love this one!

Claire Schwarz said...

Adorable.

Lisa said...

Great pattern. I'm going to steal your idea from the hooded dress pattern (sorry forgotten the name at this exact moment) and do it in flannelette for these seriously cold nights here in wintry Montreal.

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

Sweet pattern!

Leah said...

Oh that's lovely! My Annabelle would swoon...

Sarah Craig said...

Such a cute nightgown! I've got a friend whose daughter insists on wearing dresses all the time - this would be perfect for her! By the way, is your new book going to be distributed in the US too? I really want a copy for my daughter for Christmas, but shipping from Australia is just a little high....

Cook Clean Craft said...

That is too cute to be a nightie!

Cass said...

Super cute! I love that it works as a dress for daytime too.

SewMentalMama said...

I love this pattern.

Anonymous said...

O.K. I would definetely have a go at this one Toni.
I like that it can be both day and night.
Love Auntie Lorraine.
xxx

Martha Carolyn said...

Beautiful dress pattern and I love the strawberry fabric you used for it! :-) Cute, cute, cute!!!

Melissa said...

Very cute! You're going to have to start paying that beautiful model of yours!!! xx

Willa said...

So cute!
And a real cutie modeling too!

Megs said...

Another gorgeous little pattern Toni, well done!

MJ said...

That is so darling! It would be warm and toasty made of flannel :)

Ingrid said...

Oh, I have a little niece this cute dress would be perfect on! Pick me!

Becky said...

Lil looks wonderful in these photos :) So sweet!

Tina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
You are right-they have to wear dresses EVERYWHERE!!! LOL

Ronnie said...

Ohhh so sweet. My little one is too small to demand dresses for bed so I would definatly sew this up for dresses. Very classic.

Caitlin - craftycrackpot said...

Oh so cute!! I love it!!! Too clever....

pinksuedeshoe said...

Love this one, love the little sleeves, the pleated front and the sweet sweet pictures you have! It would be perfect for my little girl.

kelly said...

This is way to gorgeous to wear to bed !!! I can see my daughter wearing it all day and night ! Congrats on another great idea and pattern !

barneyn said...

would love to make this for my daughter!!! thanks!

nelly.barney@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

absolutely gorgeous as always... can just see my 3 year old princess in this pretty dress

Karen

kmhardwick@bigpond.com

gill said...

Cute!!
My daughter would love this!
Gill

ottomania said...

I have a wee girl in this house that would love a nightie dress. Your pattern looks perfect for her :-)

SewHappyJan said...

No longer do I need to ponder with what to do with some handed down fabric that my mother inlaw had kept. Im not big on matching mother/daughter outfits but this would be great for using left over fabric.

MARYNAN said...

After Glow is just a gorgeous design. It would be perfect for my 2 y.o. granddaughter. Please enter me in your competition!! Lil just looks beautiful, as usual.

Maryanne

Denise said...

I love this pattern! I was shocked when I read it was a nightgown! I had already started thinking of how adorable my little girlies would look in that sweet DRESS!! :)
I want it & DONT want to wait :D

sntbosch said...

Oh I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this pattern!! It is so sweet!
sntbosch@msn.com

Anna said...

So cute!

Green Mama said...

That is divine- I can see myself making gazillions of those...

Kristy said...

What a cute and practial dress/nightie!

Melissa said...

My girls are going to be beside themselves! I have so much fabric in my stash waiting for the "perfect" summer outfit- think I've found it!


melissab@insightsystems.com.au

rebekah said...

This is very sweet.

rebekahricker at yahoo dot com

Amie said...

WOW I love this pattern, I have the perfect flannel to make one for winter as well :o) Your 3 patterns are just gorgeous. Well done.
Amie x

Tanya said...

You are amazing- clever and busy woman! This is gorgeous

AJ said...

Pefrect for sleepovers!

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I know two little girls who would just love that!

Margaret said...

What a cute nightie, my girls would love that for day or night.

Kate said...

How divine!
Every little girl needs a couple of dresses like this in her wardrobe.

Erin said...

This is my favourite Toni! and... what a beautful model!

Kirsten said...

Adorable - my little fairy princess is obsessed with dresses too, love your solution :-D

Mary Ann said...

I don't think this could be any sweeter!
With two Granddaughter, I would be honored to win.
Thank you!

Lee said...

How adorable! Love love it! thanks for the chance to win such a great pattern!

Ramona Burke said...

my daughter (and all of her friends) would LOVE this!

Monique said...

What a beautiful nightie. I am so glad that I had girls that I can dress up in your patterns :)

The Hungry Crafter said...

So cute -- wish I had one when *I* was a little girl!

Red Cherry Lane said...

Love it. A very cute dress with sleeves. Keeps those little shoulders warm in bed.

thea@redcherrylane.com

Dianne said...

I really need my own little girl so I can have an excuse to sew this dress... Lucky I have nieces!

I'm Deborah said...

This pattern is adoreable.... I can think of a couple of girls who would love to wear this day and/or night!!

WandaFish said...

Oh, this is so adorable! Another 'MUST make' for my little girl :)

Patty said...

That is a darling nightgown. I'd love to make my granddaughters each a nightgown.

Kim said...

Oh, what a sweet nightgown and I love it as a dress too. Must put this pattern on my Christmas wish/hint list for hubby ;)

Nadine said...

I love this one - My little girl also wears dresses to bed, I've just been making her a heap of basic ones that double as day and night wear, I'd love to win this one and give her a style choice rather than just her choosing what colour to wear :)

kgibson said...

This is a gorgeous nightgown! I would love to make it for my little princess!

Ruth said...

Very sweet- love the pintucks!

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