Baby Doll Nightie

by Bumble Betty on May 24, 2013 · 6 comments

in 1950s

Hi there! This is my first post and I’m very excited to be here.  A  few weeks ago I was surfing the internet and typed in 1950′s baby doll nightie and came across the sweetest little number. I took one look at it and thought  I could sew that  for myself. I consider myself still a novice at the sewing machine, so to sew something without a pattern was a challenge. I think I did pretty good and importantly I had fun doing it! I used a simple A- line for the body, muslin fabric for the straps. I added a little eyelet across the front and the back of bodice then topped it off with a little black bow. It really was a simple design! I used the Madeline Mini Bloomers free pattern from Coletterie ( to make the bloomers. I really love how this turned out and can’t wait to make another! More pics at my blog



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I am a retro loving housewife who's clothing collect has exceeded my budget and have now turned to sewing my own. I have sewn little projects since Jr High but just recently tried my hand at clothing.

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mariebayarea May 25, 2013 at 3:54 am

Gotta love a vintage style nightie with matching bloomers. I just adore bloomers.


Jennifer May 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Oh me too! They are suprisingly comfortable.


EmSewCrazy May 28, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Very cute! Good job on your first non pattern make!


Jennifer May 31, 2013 at 1:30 am

Thank you!


lunefantasy May 30, 2013 at 9:03 pm

it’s so cute !!!!
I didn’t try to make bloomers, I’m always afraid it’s too small for me… hihihihi


Jennifer May 31, 2013 at 1:29 am

The pattern at Collette was so easy to make and so comfortable!


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