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Retro Butterick Nightgown

Added Jul 24, 2011

by VictoriaPerry

Portsmouth, Unit...






This is my version of Retro Butterick B5152, which is a 1948 reprint of a floor length nightgown. I decided to make version A (short sleeves) but left out the ruffles, as I felt they would take focus away from my chosen fabric. I made this using a gorgeous embroidered Chinese silk brocade which got a little annoying at times due the fraying, but it was so worth it. The pattern does ask you to put shoulder pads in which I haven’t done at the moment as i’m not sure if I want them? It also features nice & deep side seam pockets, hook & eye closures and a matching tie belt. This pattern was very easy to follow and had clear instructions/diagrams, definitely recommended!

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    Jul 26, 2011, 08.39 PMby kittydarling

    This is gorgeous! I think i would wear it as a dress!

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    Jul 25, 2011, 10.11 AMby Sarah Brenkman

    Very nice, am working an a gwon as we speak. And had some adjustment to that aswell, just need to finisch up the last bits. Is youre belt (how would you call that) sewn to the gown? Could use some thips to finische mine, am not sure what to do next (burda 7765 http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=20225 )

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    Jul 24, 2011, 11.23 PMby runbeth22

    Very classy and love the gorgeous print. Good choice not to add the ruffles.

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    Jul 24, 2011, 10.05 PMby Irina Schwab

    such a fabulous project. I would put shoulder pads, it is part of the original, classic, etc etc , grand shoulder line.

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    Jul 24, 2011, 06.47 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Very pretty. I don’t think I’d be putting in shoulder pads! :D

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