My mom used to give us new robes and jammies most every Christmas. It was the one gift we got to open on Christmas Eve. In retrospect, the idea there was probably so we would look cute for the Christmas morning photos. No matter...it was always so exciting to me to go to sleep on Christmas Eve in my new nightie with visions of sugarplums in my head.
My niece is getting her first American Girl doll this Christmas. I already had the idea to make her and her brother Christmas Eve robes and then decided how fun it would be for her doll to have a matching robe under the tree the next morning. How did Santa know?? And Joann's had their flannel on sale for 75% off so how could I possibly resist?
I won't review the doll pattern but it is B3329. Did it take 2 hours from start to finish? Maybe...but it was two hours of sheer joy and happy memories.
Olivia's robe is B5724 and is reviewed here if you have any little ones to surprise.
May all your sewing projects produce visions of sugarplums!