Starry Night DIY Nightgown


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This version of the Mara Lounge dress is one of my favorites! Perfect for new moms or anyone looking for a comfortable, easy-to-wear nightgown or house dress sewing pattern. Find the link to the free pattern below!

postpartum mom and newborn

Hey guys! We’ve been busy over here snuggling with baby Dean (baby number 9!) and really enjoying this beautiful newborn stage.

We’ve also been drowning in laundry, dirty dishes, toddler meltdowns and dust bunnies. Adjusting to life with a new baby is no joke and there’s no shame in living in a super cozy nightgown like the Mara Lounge Dress!

mom in nightgown new baby

I’ve made multiple versions of this free pattern in the past several years and it is hands down one of the best things to have in your drawer during both pregnancy and the first few months after having a baby (and pretty much any other phase of life).

I had some scraps of this double brushed polyester fabric sitting in my stash (I’d made a cute circle dress for one of the twins out of it) and decided to order more! I’m a die hard fan of this DBP and knew that it’d be the perfect thing for sleeping and lounging in once Dean was born.

And if you decide against sewing up one of these, check out the New Mama Gift box I curated just for the postpartum period! After many, many babies, I’ve learned exactly what each new mom needs to take amazing care of herself after birth and it even contains the perfect maternity/postpartum nightgown. Grab one here!

Features of a Perfect House Dress

If you ask me, the keys to making the perfect postpartum house dress are:
*comfy fabric
*snap front for breastfeeding access
*modest length (so you don’t worry about flashing anyone as you ungraciously climb on and off the couch)
*pockets! you might be surprised to know how often I use mine to stash a pacifier, phone or hair tie. Pockets for life!

newborn baby and mom
mom and babies

You can get more details about this house dress sewing pattern and snag a free copy here.

And if you’re expecting a baby yourself, be sure to read this post about my favorite pajamas for living in during those postpartum months!

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    Baby Dean's Newborn Pictures • We now have NINE kids!
    May 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    […] If you want more info on the DIY nightgown I’m wearing in these pictures, I posted about it here. […]

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