The pattern called for a woven, but it was exactly what I needed to spotlight this awesome border print and gradation of blue from light to dark. So, I cut it a size smaller (pretty close to perfect), eliminated the zipper and added ties (now perfect fit)!
The shoulder gather keep it from being too boring, and the facings (oops, forgot to interface them) are only slightly painful. I edgestitched the SA to the facing, but they still wanted to peek out, so I had to topstitch, too.
I placed the pattern pieced crosswise so the border fell at the hem, and made sure that the center front landed on the middle of the print repeat. Matched up the print at the sides, too.
Slightly sideways, thanks to the 6 yr old photographer, but you can see the ties I added and how the border ends at the hem. I used Steam a Seam there, which I love when hemming knits.
This was super easy, I cut it out Saturday morning (before my lesson with M), and stitched up that night after the kids went to bed. I used nearly of the 2 yards that I bought, and plan on making it again. I'll remove the ties and have a wonderfully comfortable nightshirt. I wore it out to run a couple errands today, and just never took it off, it's that comfortable! Thankfully the flu disappeared as quickly as it arrived, so the Little Man was doing much better today than I expected. I dropped off DH's lunch, hit the drive-thru at the bank, and got a carwash. Then it was back home to Couchville for naptime.
The "funny of the day" happened when Little Miss Princess came off the school bus, ran up to me and said, "Mom, [Kid 1] and [Kid 2] said you look very pretty today. Oh, Mr. Busdriver said, Your Mom sure is dressed up!" Note to self: Wait for DH to play photographer next time!