Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Good Night, Spongebob!

So, today I am frantically finishing up a rough draft for my environmental science paper.  Just as I get it submitted and am ready to shut down the computer for the rest of the day, Sophie has a fashion emergency.
She's been sitting quietly next to me watching Spongebob Squarepants until Spongebob shows up in his night cap and bunny slippers.  Of course, she doesn't want something easy to find, like bunny slippers.  She wants the night cap.
I pulled the laptop back over to me and we began the search.  There are a few for sale online, but they all had tails that hang down to the model's shoulders, and some with pom-poms.  Sophie insisted that she needed the "Spongebob kind", which has a short tail.
I decided that I was going to have to either try sewing one myself, or call Mana and place an order.  During my "night cap pattern" search, I found the easiest and cutest night cap on This Simple Home Blog.  I can quilt, but I cannot sew clothing, yet here we are, 20 minutes later and Sophie has an adorable Spongebobie night cap out of a pair of leggings.  I did run a straight stitch around the brim, and then went over that with a decorative zig-zag stitch.  I put a little knot in the end and she's been wearing it ever since, acting out Spongebob's bedtime and morning routines.  Right now I'm listening to her pretend she is having a sleepover with Patrick and Gary.  Uh oh... I just heard her say, "You mean you don't have a night cap, Gary?!"
I'd better pack up the sewing machine before she gets any more ideas.  ;)


  1. It's adorable! I'm so glad our tutorial helped and you personalized it for her!

    1. Thanks again for sharing your idea, Annette. Sophie loves it and daddy saw it and said, "I think I would like a night cap too!" (I don't know why, both of them are the hottest sleepers ever!) :)


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