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the afterlife of my mom's nightgown

Added Sep 22, 2010

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






This blouse came out of some old nightgown that I found in my mom’s closet. Poor thing was heavy worn out and on the elbows and the back of it fabric was literally see through! But I really loved the front yoke so I decided to try and recreate it into something wearable. This is what came out.

All in all, I’m quite happy with how it turned out. It’s a simple A line blouse, without any darts. I kept the original front yoke, only buttons are replaced with the new ones. Buttons on the back are functional though there is no real need for them. Except for extra cuteness :) My favorite part are two piece cap sleeves! I was inspired with this project, so I tried to make something similar.

Hope you like it :)

Material Notes

cotton, lace, buttons




Garment Type
Casual, Geek, Romantic, Vintage


for inspiring me

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    Sep 25, 2010, 05.27 PMby rokonela

    I love the remake, and the sleeves are great.

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    Sep 24, 2010, 02.19 AMby pambox

    love it! may steal some inspiration from it!

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      Sep 24, 2010, 08.26 AMby kelerabeus

      steal away! glad you like it :)

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    Sep 23, 2010, 11.05 AMby hand-quilter

    Cute! Nice job!

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    Sep 22, 2010, 06.47 PMby niña blanca

    Alo di si!!!! Košuljica je pregenijalna….posebno mi se sviđaju rukavići!!!! Veselim se tvojim idućim kreacijama!!!

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    Sep 22, 2010, 04.24 PMby marijanak

    Vesna pravi si cudotvorac. :) Kad sam otvorila siku, vidila sam da si mi poznata odnekud. Uglavnom, pogledam onaj deo gde nesto napises o sebi i SETIM SE. Ladno smo zivele zajedno u Patrisu!!!!! :)))

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    Sep 22, 2010, 04.01 PMby morphomixstress

    Coolest refashioning job ever!

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    Sep 22, 2010, 03.02 PMby lunatepetal

    very cute! love the sleeves as well. your mom and the gown must be happy for its new life!

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      Sep 22, 2010, 06.19 PMby kelerabeus

      thanks :) as a matter of fact, mom wasn’t on board with this project: she thought it would be a waste of time! Ha ha, what a surprise in the end :))

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    Sep 22, 2010, 02.49 PMby aggelicat .)

    you did a great work!!
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