Amelia and I started this project quite some time ago. Back in the fall of last year she was really wanting to start a sewing project. I knew we would be moving and Christmas was coming, but we started it anyway. :) She is just begining to show real interest in sewing and making things. I had the pattern and a stack of flannel fabric to choose from already. So, she chose the style and the fabric and I began walking her through the steps as I did them, so she could see the process. We nearly completed it before we moved...when it got put into a box...and we didn't recover it for several months. About a month ago, we finally found it, pulled it out and put on the finishing touches. She and I are both pleased we did it. Even if she is wearing a long-sleeved, flannel nightgown in June. :)
I've never really had time to sew for Millie. I'm pretty certain that this is the first thing I've ever made for her to wear. I remember how much it meant to me to wear something my mom made for me when I was a little girl. I was so proud and felt so loved. I think that memory makes me squeeze in the time now.
She picked the lace at the fabric store with me. Amazing how special a simple nightgown-project can be. :)