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Photographer

DWShoots

Posts: 300

San Antonio, Texas, US

Ive been looking for a particular style of nightgown for quite some time. It is an empire waisted nightgown often with cap sleeves similar to what was worn in a lot of 60's horror movies and TV shows as can be seen here in The Vampire Lovers with Ingrid Pitt.

http://www.esplatter.com/images/vampirelovers2.jpg

Short of buying a pattern (of which I can't even find one of those) and having my wife see nightgowns like these I'm at my wits end in my search.
I've searched new, vintage, etc.

Anyone able to help?
Thanks!

Oct 14 12 02:58 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

OK, I'm no expert on this but MAYBE this site might help. They have a lot of Vintage items that are similar (particularly in the 1910 era chiffon dresses).

http://www.vintagetextile.com/new_page_21.htm (the nav bar is at the bottom).

Or...

http://compare.ebay.com/like/2610548491 … s&var=sbar

Oct 14 12 03:08 pm Link

Photographer

DWShoots

Posts: 300

San Antonio, Texas, US

Michael Pandolfo wrote:
OK, I'm no expert on this but MAYBE this site might help. They have a lot of Vintage items that are similar (particularly in the 1910 era chiffon dresses).

http://www.vintagetextile.com/new_page_21.htm (the nav bar is at the bottom).

Or...

http://compare.ebay.com/like/261054849180?var=lv

Oct 14 12 03:26 pm Link

Model

Sabine Luise

Posts: 890

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Can you get a seamstress? They can sometimes be affordable.

Oct 14 12 05:04 pm Link

Photographer

R80

Posts: 2602

Marceline, Missouri, US

Sabine  wrote:
Can you get a seamstress? They can sometimes be affordable.

Run down to ChinaMart or a fabric store and see if you can find the pattern.  You'll have several pattern making companies to choose from.  Then head over to that seamstress and save about 700 dollars over what you found.

Oct 14 12 05:54 pm Link

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LightWriting

Posts: 399

Long Beach, California, US

Oct 14 12 06:15 pm Link

Photographer

DWShoots

Posts: 300

San Antonio, Texas, US

R80 wrote:

Run down to ChinaMart or a fabric store and see if you can find the pattern.  You'll have several pattern making companies to choose from.  Then head over to that seamstress and save about 700 dollars over what you found.

I've looked and looked through pattern books and have come up empty handed.
The closest I've found in a pattern book is the "Rose" dress from Titanic.

Oct 14 12 08:05 pm Link

Photographer

DWShoots

Posts: 300

San Antonio, Texas, US

LightWriting wrote:
eBay? Like This?

Warmer, but the lace is hideous and I don't like the way lace photographs.

Oct 14 12 08:07 pm Link

Model

zierlich

Posts: 25

San Antonio, Texas, US

www.etsy.com maybe?

they have the option to look through vintage and then just type "nightgown" and i saw about three that might fit what you are looking for

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And it never hurts to go thrifty! Shop local thrift and or vintage shops, you'd be surprised at what you can find.

Oct 14 12 08:21 pm Link

Photographer

DWShoots

Posts: 300

San Antonio, Texas, US

Bee Rhiannon wrote:
www.etsy.com maybe?

they have the option to look through vintage and then just type "nightgown" and i saw about three that might fit what you are looking for

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And it never hurts to go thrifty! Shop local thrift and or vintage shops, you'd be surprised at what you can find.

San Antonio is the flea market/thrift shop Capitol of the World. I've looked for this specific type of gown for about 4 years.

The ones you linked are definitely vintage style nightgowns but not quite the same n
Here's Ingrid Pitt wearing one.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IoU3bEFUwWc/TO7zh4lZ15I/AAAAAAAAKqg/iGP1rV-VOrE/s1600/INGRID%2BPITT%2B2.jpg

Oct 14 12 09:03 pm Link

Photographer

DWShoots

Posts: 300

San Antonio, Texas, US

Kudos to my wonderful wife who made this today!

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h116/ihadthat/73E61B54-5957-4ECE-8122-ED034B9607F8-1899-000001A30061BD7F.jpg

Nov 11 12 05:28 pm Link

Photographer

DWShoots

Posts: 300

San Antonio, Texas, US

Nov 14 12 09:07 am Link

Photographer

sweet gamine

Posts: 400

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Very nice!

Nov 14 12 09:19 am Link

Model

Axioma

Posts: 6793

Gent, East Flanders, Belgium

you'll probably find stuff like that in tons on Etsy

first pick: http://www.etsy.com/listing/101655471/s … a-rare-off

Nov 14 12 09:38 am Link

Photographer

KMP

Posts: 4823

Houston, Texas, US

DWShoots wrote:
San Antonio is the flea market/thrift shop Capitol of the World. I've looked for this specific type of gown for about 4 years.

The ones you linked are definitely vintage style nightgowns but not quite the same n
Here's Ingrid Pitt wearing one.

If you're going to be super particular.. you'll likely need to have them made..

Nov 14 12 09:42 am Link

Photographer

Boho Hobo

Posts: 25351

Portland, Oregon, US

DWShoots wrote:
Ive been looking for a particular style of nightgown for quite some time. It is an empire waisted nightgown often with cap sleeves similar to what was worn in a lot of 60's horror movies and TV shows as can be seen here in The Vampire Lovers with Ingrid Pitt.

http://www.esplatter.com/images/vampirelovers2.jpg

Short of buying a pattern (of which I can't even find one of those) and having my wife see nightgowns like these I'm at my wits end in my search.
I've searched new, vintage, etc.

Anyone able to help?
Thanks!

do you really think you can fit into one of these nightgowns?

Nov 14 12 10:25 am Link

Clothing Designer

Wilde Hunt Corsetry

Posts: 344

Columbus, Ohio, US

A Regency era pattern would work well.

http://www.songsmyth.com/patternsgowns.html

Nov 14 12 11:06 am Link

Photographer

DWShoots

Posts: 300

San Antonio, Texas, US

_Mini wrote:
you'll probably find stuff like that in tons on Etsy

first pick: http://www.etsy.com/listing/101655471/s … a-rare-off

Sorry, but that is ugly! Eek!

Nov 14 12 02:45 pm Link

Photographer

DWShoots

Posts: 300

San Antonio, Texas, US

Patchouli Nyx wrote:

do you really think you can fit into one of these nightgowns?

Only if my wife is wearing it. wink

Nov 14 12 02:45 pm Link

Photographer

DWShoots

Posts: 300

San Antonio, Texas, US

Wilde Hunt Corsetry wrote:
A Regency era pattern would work well.

http://www.songsmyth.com/patternsgowns.html

Ahh, yes! I've seen most of those patterns before and that's as close as I had come. The one my wife ended up making turned out perfect though.

Thanks for the link!

Nov 14 12 02:46 pm Link

Model

Axioma

Posts: 6793

Gent, East Flanders, Belgium

DWShoots wrote:
Sorry, but that is ugly! Eek!

Oh I am extremely sorry for trying to be helpful
hmm

Nov 15 12 04:17 am Link

Model

MatureModelMM

Posts: 1172

Detroit, Michigan, US

DWShoots wrote:
Kudos to my wonderful wife who made this today!

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h116/ihadthat/73E61B54-5957-4ECE-8122-ED034B9607F8-1899-000001A30061BD7F.jpg

She did a wonderful job! And your photo of the model wearing it is so beautiful. No doubt you can use it again with other models in different settings.

There are times like this when it turns out to be easier to make it than to spend a lot of time looking for it.  I constantly shop thrift stores for vintage looking things I can use when modelling, once in a while I find something.

Nov 15 12 07:13 am Link