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Dyed Cotton Eyelet Nightie

Added Sep 2, 2015

by nrobson

Akl, New Zealand






Empire Waist Nightie – Burdastyle 12/2014 #124

Last year I dip-dyed a white broderie anglaise cotton remnant from the thrift-store to pink, but the color came out uneven in places, however I still used it to make this summery night dress. I also used one of my vintage cotton remnants for making the frilly trim, and piping (which isn’t very prominent but no worries), a fine lightweight cotton in lemon. I made the tube-bows a bit thicker than they were meant to be, and I placed them in the wrong place as I realized later, but I think they look alright at the bottom of the bust so I’ll leave them there. I couldn’t get the yellow frills uniform/perfectly even, neither in the cut nor in the gathering of them, but no one will notice lol. Location: Muri Beach

Material Notes

white Broderie Anglaise/eyelet cotton, 70s lightweight woven cotton in lemon; elastic underwear lace in pink; Dylon fabric dye in flamingo pink




Garment Type
Romantic, Bohemian
Cotton, Eyelet

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  • Simba_nov_06_large

    Oct 1, 2015, 12.02 AMby nrobson

    this summery nightie suited my vacay last week in Raro to a tee. it got no creases in the luggage as i rolled it and it was fine. i liked the empire waistline on it.

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    Sep 6, 2015, 02.48 AMby RedBelka

    Beautiful nightie! Perfect for summer ( I could use one like this right now lol).

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Sep 6, 2015, 05.51 AMby nrobson

      Thank you RedBalka ,a sweet compliment! =D

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    Sep 4, 2015, 05.00 AMby izbott

    Oh in the heat of the night this is such a great nightie! I’ll have to put it on my favs , it’s splendid. Such a pretty color.

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Sep 4, 2015, 07.34 AMby nrobson

      thanks very much izbott for the lovely compliments! i’m glad it turned out ok lol X

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    Sep 3, 2015, 07.33 AMby SueMH

    Very cute!

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Sep 3, 2015, 11.30 AMby nrobson

      thank you Sue, that is great to know! =D

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    Sep 3, 2015, 07.31 AMby RashaT

    Amazing. I like it. And this fabric is so great!

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Sep 3, 2015, 11.30 AMby nrobson

      thank you very much Rasha -happy to hear you like it & the fabric =D

  • Maminek_large

    Sep 3, 2015, 07.30 AMby RashaT

    Amazing. I like it. And this fabric is so great!

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    Sep 3, 2015, 05.45 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    So cute!!! And the dying worked perfectly…

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Sep 3, 2015, 11.29 AMby nrobson

      thank you Elpida that is encouraging! x

  • El_large

    Sep 2, 2015, 12.40 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    How Lovely my dear! :)

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Sep 2, 2015, 01.07 PMby nrobson

      ah, thanking you so =P x

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    Sep 2, 2015, 11.24 AMby liliv-1

    It’s so sweet! Really adorable!

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Sep 2, 2015, 11.28 AMby nrobson

      thank you so much Liliv, yay! xx

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