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.
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?
Oct 14 12 02:58 pm Link
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).
http://compare.ebay.com/like/2610548491 … s&var=sbar
Oct 14 12 03:08 pm Link
Michael Pandolfo wrote:
Oct 14 12 03:26 pm Link
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Can you get a seamstress? They can sometimes be affordable.
Oct 14 12 05:04 pm Link
Marceline, Missouri, US
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
Oct 14 12 06:15 pm Link
I've looked and looked through pattern books and have come up empty handed.
Oct 14 12 08:05 pm Link
Warmer, but the lace is hideous and I don't like the way lace photographs.
Oct 14 12 08:07 pm Link
San Antonio, Texas, US
Oct 14 12 08:21 pm Link
Bee Rhiannon 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.
Oct 14 12 09:03 pm Link
Kudos to my wonderful wife who made this today!
Nov 11 12 05:28 pm Link
And the result!
Nov 14 12 09:07 am Link
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nov 14 12 09:19 am Link
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
Houston, Texas, US
If you're going to be super particular.. you'll likely need to have them made..
Nov 14 12 09:42 am Link
Portland, Oregon, US
do you really think you can fit into one of these nightgowns?
Nov 14 12 10:25 am Link
Columbus, Ohio, US
A Regency era pattern would work well.
Nov 14 12 11:06 am Link
Sorry, but that is ugly! Eek!
Patchouli Nyx wrote:
Only if my wife is wearing it.
Wilde Hunt Corsetry wrote:
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.
Nov 14 12 02:46 pm Link
Gent, East Flanders, Belgium
Oh I am extremely sorry for trying to be helpful
Nov 15 12 04:17 am Link
Detroit, Michigan, US
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.
Nov 15 12 07:13 am Link