Monday, May 4, 2015

Bespoke Nightgown

I knew I could count on you!  On Friday I asked for advice about modifying the Oliver & S Playtime dress pattern to use as a nightgown.  I was cutting into Cotton & Steel Bespoke double gauze, pattern size 10.

Bespoke gauze nightgown

You suggested reversing the bodice so that the buttons land in the front, accessible to my 10-year-old.  How simple is that?  I also cut the "back" bodice pieces with a slightly lower scoop to convert them into a nicer front neckline, and we were good to go!  After completing the dress, my daughter and I even decided not to use buttons.  The soft gauze fabric separates with an attractive and modest fit.

Bespoke gauze nightgown

Does that gown look a bit rumpled to you?  That's because she swiped it last night on her way to bed.  Apparently, that's a success!

Bespoke gauze nightgown

Bespoke gauze nightgown

Bespoke gauze nightgown

I love the scattered design details and "torn edges" on this double gauze print?  It makes it the funkiest nightgown I've seen yet.  And, truly, I would like a nightgown in double gauze too.  I think it's the perfect fabric for bed, baby clothes or swaddling blankets.  Maybe the leftovers wil become a frock for Eleni this summer.  So lightweight and cozy!

Thanks again for your advice!

7 comments:

  1. I've never been one for nightgowns, but I love this one! The colors are gorgeous. :)

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  2. Nightgown or everyday dress? She may never want to take it off its so pretty and comfy ;)

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  3. This is what I needed last week when I completely forgot I'd scheduled the washing machine repair man for 0730 and had to answer the door in my PJs. Totally forgot until his car appeared in my driveway, so embarrassing. Had I been wearing a nightie as nice as this one he would never have suspected (well, except for the bird nest hair, that is). Great job, Rachel, I would've swiped it too!

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  4. looks adorable! I think I want one in my size!

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  5. I need that pattern you converted to suit your needs!! Turned out so pretty and I would love to make one just like it for my granddaughter. I don't blame her for sneaking it to bed with her, looks soft and comfy. I agree with Keely O., I want to make one for me too!

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  6. Awesome switch on the neckline! I should try that the next nightgown go-around here. I've never liked nightgowns but my girls certainly prefer them.

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