The Flossie Potter Old Fashioned Nightgown is a wardrobe classic that will keep your doll toasty warm on those chilly nights, whether she's at a slumber party or curling up with a good book.
With this 32-page PDF sewing pattern, you can design the way you want your nightgown to look: with short sleeves, 3/4 length sleeves, or long sleeves; with or without a contrast cuff; floor length or calf length; with or without a flounce. There are so many possible combinations!
There is also a BONUS CAP pattern included!
The Old Fashioned Nightgown was designed to fit 18" wide-bodied dolls, but with minor adjustments in sleeve length or sleeve width, it can fit slimmer 18" dolls as well.
Recommended Fabrics: cotton, flannel, soft knit
*Serger and zig-zag sewing option are recommended
-With flounce -- 3/4 yd (44" wide) cotton, flannel, light-weight knit, or similar light fabric
-Without flounce – 2/3 yd
Yoke Ruffle and Cuffs:
-1/4 yd of light-weight contrast fabric (can use a remnant since very little will be needed)
-Pre-gathered trim or lace -10 inches of 1/2" ruffle trim
-30 inches of 1 1/2" ruffle trim
-8 inches of 1/4" elastic
-hook and loop tape, snaps, or buttons
-1/4 yd cotton, flannel, linen
-16 inches of 3/8" wide ribbon, cut into two pieces
Skill Level: Easy Plus
What You Get: One 38 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
This nightgown was a quick easy sewing project. The finished nightgown reminded me of the soft flannel nightgowns I wore as a child!
This was one of the very first Pixie Faire patterns I bought. I wanted to make some PJ's and this reminded me of the nightgowns and shorty pajamas my grandma used to make for me back in the 70's. I made both a flannel nightgown and a summer set by adding bloomers and shortening the gown. The pattern was easy to follow and turned out like I wanted it to. I used bias tape to finish the neckline (can't remember what was called for) and I finished the short-sleeved gown the same way as was used for the long sleeves. I definitely recommend this for a cute, round-yoke nightgown.
For the most part I had no problems with this pattern. It would be nice if seam allowances were printed on the pattern pieces or marked with hash marks like other patterns - it would save scouring over the pages of printed material to find out if they are typical 1/4 or not. The pattern really turned out well. I changed the neckline seam binding finishing and made a lining piece to use to finish the top edge instead but other than that I followed the pattern per directions. Will definitely make again! Carol
I had been looking for a nightie pattern just like that. It went together very well