Vintage Sewing

Gingerbread Nightgown

October 24, 2009
Vintage Simplicity 3503 size 4 increased in width to size 5-6.

Alexander Henry Christmas fabric with accents of brown polka dot. I also used vintage pink cotton rick rack and vintage pink buttons.

I don’t care for flannel sewing because of how much flannel fabric pills after a couple of washings – it’s like the prettiness goes away. I solved my idiosyncrasy by lining a cotton woven instead. You’d think this snuggly flannel was a true coordinate made for the print. I love the little “Especially Handmade by Mommy” tag.

The belt tie was a fun feature!

Another garment sewn using my vintage Singer Featherweight 222.
  1. Very neat to put the flannel on the inside. I agree, flannel gets worn out looking easily. Very pretty with the trim, ricrac, topstitching.

  2. Oh my goodness! I adore this little nightgown! It's so cute! Your little one must be very proud to wear it, I should think!

  3. This is not a nightgown! This is a dress!! And a seriously cute one too – I would definitely let Laura wear it out of the house!

  4. Flannel gets so icky looking because all the stores only stock "quilter's flannel" that is brushed on only one side. Good old double-brushed flannel was warm and cozy and held up well. Does anyone know where to find it?

  5. Thanks everyone! Winding Ways: I've had much better luck with Brushed Cotton (Moda makes it sometimes)… I've sewn with that in the past and had great luck, but the prints are VERY limiting.

  6. I love this… I want one too… Such care and love!! your daughter is blessed to have you as a Mama!!!

    Just A Gal…

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