Monday, April 12, 2010

A Romantic Nightgown for Summer

If you know my sister Erin, she *loves* to sew nightgowns just as much as I love to sew aprons. Just to put it into perspective. =) I dread having to sew nightgowns, while she thinks they're the greatest thing on the block!

A couple of months ago she got a pattern from another nightgown-enthusiast that is based off of an out of print 80s pattern, Butterick 3778. It came from the eldest of 4 girls, all whom are married now, and each had a nightgown made using this pattern for a wedding nightgown. My sister and I were fortunate to have seen one of them shortly after it was sewn, and before use!

Just a couple of weeks ago, Erin pulled out the pattern, stashed cotton fabric, some lavender lace from my stash, and put together this lovely nightgown. As you can see, some alterations made by our friends were a higher neckline, sleeves, and a tiered skirt.

My favorite details though are the pintucks.

Is anyone else inspired to go make a romantic-looking (not to be confused with the Romantic Era) nightgown, like I am right now?


Joy said...

That's very pretty, and it does look romantic! :)

Lucy said...

It's sweet.

Alana said...

Very pretty.

Laura said...

Very pretty! I also like the tucks. :-)

Ruth Ann said...

oh that is pretty! maybe one day I might be inspired to make a nightgown... :) Right now it is bad enough to get 'real' stuff made. Ha-ha.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty indeed!!
The style is more lovlier than the one portraited on the pattern cover.

Laura said...

Dear Cheri,

This is so has sparked me to search on ebay for some vintage nightgown patterns. Thanks for sharing and please tell your sister that she did a beautiful job!

God bless,