Two Nightgowns for Girls

Since these nightgowns were made together out of mostly the same materials, I am putting them together into one post. A thorough description of materials used (with links) is below the photos, so keep scrolling!






Pattern: First-Born’s pattern is a vintage (circa 1950s) Simplicity pattern #1828. Second-Born’s pattern is also vintage Simplicity, pattern #4502. Neither are any longer in print, however Simplicity frequently reprints vintage patterns, so take a look!

Fabric: Mood Fabrics Pink 100% pima cotton broadcloth (as of this writing, it is out of stock, but other colors are available!). The description from the website is as follows, “Need the perfect fabric for upscale shirting applications? Here is a 100% pima cotton broadcloth with a fabulous hand and an amazing, soft and supple drape. Pima is considered one of the best grades of cotton available. Along with being a broadcloth (which is a densely woven and fine fabric normally comprised of wool or cotton), this cotton is both combed and mercerized for additional luster and richness. Laying at 44″ to 45″ in width, this fabric is crease resistant, light-weight, and just crisp enough for the creation of quality shirts and blouses. Note: This pima cotton has been yarn-dyed, is almost completely opaque, and is machine washable.” 100% cotton, 44 inches wide.

Notions: First-Born chose white buttons from Joann, and Second-Born chose a mix of pastel pink and blue! The eyelet lace used to trim both collars, and First-Born’s sleeve cuffs is also from Mood Fabrics, and is the cream ruffled eyelet trim.

Extras: As you can see, Second-Born’s collar and trimmings are not as pictured in her pattern! I intended to use that style, however I found the directions confusing, there was no pattern piece for the collar (it wasn’t lost, it simply wasn’t in the pattern piece list in the first place), and I couldn’t find the correct materials for the ribbon trim. I do love the ruffle at the bottom of her gown though! So I think she made out all right in the end.IMG_0551.JPG