1960′s Babydoll Nightie

by Bessie M. on May 2, 2013 · 9 comments

in 1960s,Lingerie,Vintage Sewing

This week I have been working on a gift for my friend’s lingerie party: a 1960′s babydoll style nightgown!  Because what girl doesn’t need one of these in her lingerie chest??? ;)  (I know I do–might be making on for myself next!)

You might notice some pulling on the yoke–I need to give it a final press still, which hopefully will eliminate most of that.  I also still need to hem it.  I really LOVE how it has turned out so far, though!

You can read more about this project and see more detailed pics at my new blog, The Vintage Home Sewist!


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My name is Bessie, and I am a seamstress and vintage fashion enthusiast. My mother taught me to sew when I was a wee little girl, and I have been hooked ever since. I began using vintage patterns back in 04' or 05' when I stumbled across a box full of vintage patterns for $5. Now vintage patterns are all that I use. :) I teach piano and sewing lessons and run my own Etsy shop, Bessie Miller Vintage, through which I sell vintage sewing patterns, vintage clothing, and other vintage awesomeness that I find here and there. You can check out my shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BessieMillerVintage?ref=si_shop Bessie Miller Vintage Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bessie-Miller-Vintage/229397830509860

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Anne May 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Very fun!! I love blue and white…it will be perfect for summer.


Marie May 2, 2013 at 4:42 pm

It’s sooooo beautiful!!!


Draped in Cloudlets May 2, 2013 at 5:59 pm

That’s super cute (-:


Evie May 2, 2013 at 6:51 pm

So cute! I love the soft colors as well. I’m sure she’ll love it!


Linda May 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Bessie, that is just so SWEET! What a lovely gift. Babydoll jammies bring back some nice memories.


Bessie M. May 2, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Thank you all! I finished it up and gave it to my friend this evening–she LOVED it!


mariebayarea May 3, 2013 at 12:32 am

I am smitten by this


Erika May 3, 2013 at 10:23 am

SO pretty!


MariaTamara May 5, 2013 at 5:56 am

What a lovely dress!


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