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 🙂

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! 🙂

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1960s | Vintage Sewing

Retro Nightie for Meeeeeeeeeeeeee!

By on August 16, 2014

Selfish sewing is the best kind of sewing.

I purchased a pile of vintage knit fabric at auction a couple months back. Some was, of course, quite hideous, while some was kitschy retro cute. I do recognize that this is in the eye of the beholder, though.

For a quick, easy project, I grabbed a medium weight spongy retro knit and stitched up this nightgown using Simplicity 7096.

Well, I mostly just used the yoke pieces, as I cut the yardage to a length I thought would be comfortable (somewhere between views 2 and 3), and cut equal front and back panels from the width. The fabric was pretty wide, so I got both the front and back from one length. Then I used the pattern as a template for the underarm.

This was stitched entirely by machine using the “burrito method” I learned from Janet Pray’s Sew Better, Sew Faster Craftsy Class. There’s not too much to say about construction. For a sweet touch, I included some leftover ric rac trim across the yoke and pressed and stitched it down in a bow motif. I added one of the vintage buttons from my stash, and the gown was done. Now all I need are some fuzzy slippers and hair curlers!

I also recently figured out an easy method for assembling some of the PDF patterns I have been working with lately. To try my tip or just to say “hi,” feel free to stop by my blog Farmhouse Garden.

Ta ta for now!

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Vintage Sewing

Vintage Sewing-Themed Nightie!

By on May 21, 2014

Hi All!

Today I wanted to show you this nightie and matching sleep mask my mom made me!

She made it from this cute vintage pattern- I wish my  legs were as long as the girl in version B! lol

And even better it is made out of this super-soft and sewing-themed flannel!

It has been so nice and snuggly!


And after a few pictures and smothering Finn- he needed to borrow my sleep mask to take a little nap!


Hope you are all having sweet dreams!

If you want to check out more about this or my other sewing projects, make sure you check out my blog!

xo erin

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