Cascade Nightgown Hack
Both of my girls love the flounce on the New Horizons Designs Cascade Tee. They wear their Cascade Tees as soon as they get washed! (You can see all those tops here and here.) They love them so much I decided to make a Cascade Nightgown Hack for my oldest daughter. Here’s how you can make one too!
First lay out the front piece as usual. Cut the fabric along the neckline and shoulder seam.
Rotate the pattern using the outside shoulder seam as your pivot point. I just eyeballed how much to pivot.
Cut down the side and extend past the pattern hem to as long as you want. I measured on my daughter approximately how long I wanted, then added a few inches because I can always cut it off if it ends up too long.
Cut the hem out in a gentle curve so the hem is longer at the fold than at the sides.
Now to cut the back! Lay out the front piece where you are going to cut the back from with the folds lined up. Place the back pattern piece on top of the front piece and use the back pattern piece to cut out the neck and shoulder seams. Then cut the rest of the back piece identical to the front piece.
No adjustments are needed to any other pieces so go ahead and sew it up like normal!
*Note* I chose to use the bodice piece for sleeves, just leave off the sleeves, and finish the sleeves with bands. It was intentional, but motivated partly by laziness. I didn’t want to trace out the different pattern pieces. Plus, with my daughter’s wide shoulders I thought it would turn out fine. And I was right! She loves her new Cascade nightgown!
If your weather is getting chilly, add long sleeves and it will still work for winter! We have little need for warm clothes so I’m pretty sure this nightgown will get worn out!
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