I'm looking for a pattern for a simple cotton nightdress. Perhaps Victorian style. I want to make it from 100% cotton - probably white.
I was thinking of something sleeveless/spaghetti straps which reaches just below the knee.
(I'm a beginner!)
You are right. I think thats the way I will go. I am a complete beginner to sewing clothes. I have never done it! I have embroidered and sewn curtains, pillows etc but never whole items. I thought this would be a good way to start.
I'm planning to use an old bedsheet!
Have you thought about a slip pattern? I found one on ebay [vintage pattern].It really looked like
what your going for?? I havent looked in the big 4 books lately, so not sure if they have the slips or
not/ but check Ebay and Etsy... Hope this helps.
I will have a look for patterns... I am a total beginner for sewing clothes and I'm dithering between that and Trish's suggestion above.
Thanks for your help!
Colette has a nightgown, but, I wouldn't recommend it to a beginner. But you might what to check it out anyway.
One key to whatever you make is to use nice, high quality clothing cotton. Don't use quilting cotton. Won't be comfy.
Thanks Susan. I hadn't thought too much about the material. I just assumed that a smooth old, 100% cotton sheet would be ok! I will look into it.
Have you checked Etsy also under spaghetti strap nightgown or dress?
Here's one that might be doable.