Monday, July 23, 2018

Vintage Style Worth Repeating

Last summer, I decided that it might be fun to sew a summer nightie using a vintage pattern I found at a thrift store, from some of my stashed vintage sheets.  I paired two of my lightest weight, all cotton sheets and even added a touch of vintage ric rac to the yoke to make the perfect summer sleepwear!

Summer nightie made using vintage pattern Style #1721.

Temperatures have heated up again, calling for something light and comfortable. Time to make another vintage nightie!  

Vintage sleepwear patterns - a new obsession! ;o)

 Thankfully, I brought a few patterns along for our summer stay on the mountain, and my vintage nightie pattern was included (along with 2 others that I bought since last summer!) so now I have to decide which vintage pattern to use along with the pretty vintage sheet I scored last week. 

Sewing something pretty and practical, while giving new life to vintage materials always makes me happy!  I particularly enjoy sewing items from vintage sheets -  from quilts (here and here), lounge pants (here and here) and even shopping bags (here)!


  1. Your new nightie is going to look awesome Katherine! I had seen this pic on IG, so when I was piecing a back for a quilt that needs basting and quilting I thought of you. It is a blousy pink floral which would have made a great nightie! I wish I had thought of it sooner! We see so few vintage sheets here, that I really envy your stash!

  2. Katherine, this is the cutest nightie ever. I have two of my mom's summer short sleeve "robes" made of light cotton. I love wearing them. They are both vintage, rick rack, etc. I am tempted to try to make a pattern from each style. One has snaps.
    I should take a drive up the road to the good will and see if they have any sheets.
    They are hard to find here too. The sheets bring back so many memories.
    I hope you are enjoying some warmer days for fresh air frolics

  3. These fabrics are perfect for nightware, they will be awesome!


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