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Floral Nightie

Added Jan 29, 2013

by thundergirl

Melbourne, Austr...






Kwiksew 1812 – You could almost call this a vintage pattern now.

This is the first garment with my new sewing machine. I thought it would be a good idea to make a nightie as if the sewing went badly it wouldn’t matter too much.

I misjudged some of the buttonhole placements but otherwise it went very well. my old sewing machine was like an extension of myself so it will take a little time to adjust.

I essentially followed the pattern except that:

1.I bound the armhole with bias binding rather than lace.

2. Used ecru cotton lace, very slightly gathered and bias binding around the neckline and

3. Added a plain, flat hem on the bottom.

No scratchy lace issues this way!

Material Notes

The fabric was a cotton lawn by John Kaldor Fabricmaker from my stash. What a shame they went out of business in 2004.





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    Jan 29, 2013, 10.38 PMby bubbley74

    hi love the style can you say what pattern you used please.Gaynor.

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    Jan 29, 2013, 06.56 PMby jacquipardue

    it’s beautiful!

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