Ahhh…Kwik Sew. Not exactly my favorite pattern manufacturer, but they DO have some really cute vintage ones that can be sewn up in a flash for impatients such as myself.
Number 1247 Misses Babydoll Nightgown: Views A and B have a scoop neckline gathered with elastic forming a sweet ruffle. Neckline, armholes and bottom edge are finished with lace. View A is knee length, View B is the shorter length gown with panties.
I thought this pattern was a bit challenging as the top ended up quite loose in the bust and the bottoms were WAY too tight. In my enthusiasm I cut and sewed up two sets (WHY did I do that?) To me they look more like maternity pajamas, but at least they conceal my wobbly bits. LOL
I probably won’t make this version again, but I am tempted to try my hand at the B version in a stretchy nylon. (With bigger bloomers of course!)
I’ve had vintage Simplicity 2127 in my stash for a while, but I was torn as to what fabric to make with it. Since my theme for Pittsburgh Fashion Week was hippie/mod/retro, I thought this blouse was perfect for the look I was going for. It’s actually a 1950’s pattern, but the style has withstood the test of time so it was perfect for my 1970’s themed outfit.
The top is see through lace fabric, off-the-shoulder style with elastic in the top, bottom and sleeves. The bottoms I created from a pair of Old Navy jeans that I cut off and added three rows of the same fabric gathered in graduated widths to make bell bottoms.
I think this look is SO cute! It’s a little bit funky and perfect for summer! I should have had my lovely model wear a flower garland in her hair, but didn’t think of it until it was too late. 😦