Thursday, January 14, 2010

Victorian Style Nightgown For Girls











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.

16 comments:

  1. That is a pretty nightie. Love the sock monkey!

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  2. Beautiful, I wish I had one.

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  3. Very pretty nightie! I saw it in Wardrobe Refashion too. I love the pictures of the frozen fountain, so beautiful. Like an icicle sundae...

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  4. so sweet, especially those little pink buttons.
    Annie has one like it that my old neighbor gave me for Lil when she was little. They like wearing that light material, especially in summer.

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  5. Oh, she will surely treasure this nightgown forever!
    Growing up, my great grandma made me nightgowns just like the one you made every year for christmas. I love them 'till this day!

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  6. It is so adorable! Love the sock monkey, too!

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  7. Very pretty. The pink buttons and bow are very cute!

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  8. what a lovely nightie..great for this cold weather too and thanks for your great comments on my blog

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  9. I think Amy has been looking for little gowns for her two girls.You can not find these at the stores.I will need to tell her, she just got a sewing machine for Christmas.

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  10. I love it! The ruffle along the buttons is beautiful! Yea for pj's at Christmas that aren't pajama bottoms.

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  11. Very pretty and 'girly':) Emily reminds me of my sister when she was younger, especially in the photo with the monkey, except my sister had blonde hair. If my sister had a daughter (she has three boys) she probably would have looked like Emily:)

    June

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  12. Love it! How you did the ruffle - so simple!

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  13. Very nice! The ruffle is very nice touch. :)

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