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1940s Nightgown

Added Jul 4, 2012

by Ywea

Norway, Norway






In a month it is time for “The Island of Lost Girl’s”.  To make a long story short : This is a big LARP that Iam hosting. The story for the larp is set to the year 1945 and World War II is over. There is finally peace and tolerance in Norway, but at the State’s Detention Camp for Women on Hovedya in Oslo, the case is quite different. We want a historic LARP that focuses on the treatment of the girls after the war ended in 1945. How was it to be a Jerry-bag? What was it like to be harassed, hated and punished for having a crush? And how was life in the internment camp? And how was it for the soldiers who worked at such a place….. read more about the project here: http://www.ywea.net/de-fortapte-pikers-oy-the-island-of-lost-girls/

The LARP will go on for a full week and I need something to wear. It’s not like I do not have a closet full of vintage clothes, but most of them are from the late 1940’s or beginning of the 50s. Thus, I need something else to wear. This is a great opportunity for me to sew a lot of new great 1940s clothes, but now I’m starting to run out of time. (Why did I wait until the last minute to start sewing?)

My first sewing project is this Simplicity 4758 nightgown pattern from the early 1940s . The bodice is gathered into a rounded waistline seam as well as gathered into the shoulder seams. The bias-cut skirt is finished with a tie belt. The nightgown buttons down the front. The skirt is bias cut and slightly flared. I bought the pattern from B N Vintage on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/BNVintage




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    Jul 6, 2012, 01.19 PMby pambox

    That’s beautiful. Absolutely love the wine colour, so perfectly 40s.

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