Dresses For December Part 4, The Big Vest - Hello Refashion Co-op. This is my fourth dress so far this month. I am stretching my brain trying to make different looking dresses. It is a lot of fun. T...
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I made my daughter a beautiful Victorian style nightgown for Christmas. I used McCall's Costume Pattern No. 2337, Version A, leaving out the hat, collar and apron, of course. I added a ruffle to the bottom of the gown that I had taken off of another dress that I was getting rid of. For the top portion I made a ruffle by sewing two strips of fabric together with right sides together, leaving an opening at both ends. I turned the tube with a Fasturn, ironed to flatten, closed up the ends. Then with a basting stitch down the middle, gathered it into a ruffle. I placed the ruffle at the top middle, stitched in placed, sewed on four little buttons and a bow. This was very easy to make, not a lot to it, really, a very basic design. The neckline and the wrists have elastic inside a casing. What makes it special are the embellishments. Emily is very happy with her nightgown and feels very special in it.
My next post will be the beautiful little slippers I embellished to go with this nightgown.