1960s | Vintage Sewing

An Easy 1960s Nightgown (+ tutorial!)

By on December 15, 2015

1969 nightgown | allie J. | alliemjackson.com

Hello! Today I have a project from a few months ago that I never shared. It’s a bit unseasonal for us northern-hemisphere ladies but hopefully our AUS friends will feel right at home ūüôā

I used McCall’s 2137 as the base for this nightgown. However, that pattern has some construction quirks, so I decided to modify the pattern to suit my own needs. Overall though, I think this is a very sweet little nightgown, breezy enough for even the hottest nights of summer.

You can see more about this project on my blog, allie J.

And bonus!! I wrote a tutorial simplifying this already-easy pattern so you can make one yourself with no pattern required! You can find that here. Hope you like it! ūüôā

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Baby Doll Nightie

By on May 24, 2013

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 ( http://www.coletterie.com/colette-patterns-news/free-pattern-to-download-the-madeleine-mini-bloomers)¬†to make the bloomers. I really love how this¬†turned¬†out and can’t wait to make another! More pics at my blog¬†http://bumblebettys.blogspot.com.



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