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I'm looking for a pattern for a babydoll nightie for my wife. I can
visualize what I'm looking for..the hard part is describing it here.
I've looked at Kwiksew, Simplicity, McCalls...and I'm getting cross-eyed
looking at the patterns. What I'm looking for is something with a
halter top, with very simple bust, with like cups that are gathered at
the bottom, but with no serious support (its sleepwear afterall), and
what I think it called a empire wasit? Where its elastic right under the
bust. Then a very simple skirt part from there down, obviously very
short since its a babydoll...I think its called an A line? (Please
forgive me for the poor description...I'm a guy after all...I know what
I like my wife to wear but have never thought or learned the proper
names for a lot of this stuff). I'd like to do this in a white nylon
tricot or silk or something like that...with maybe a ribbon along the
inner edge of the neckline. Can anyone make any suggestions?

Mike (FtForger), blacksmith and sewing newbie


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I had a swimsuit pattern that exactly matches that description.
Unfortunately I don't have it any more, and it probably wouldn't have
fit your wife because I'm definitely a plus size, but do check the
swimwear sections of the pattern books and see if you can find something.

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I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.  - Mother Teresa

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Mike, take a look at KwikSew #2822, 2767, 2645
http://www.kwiksew.com/Cold_Fusion/catalog/Frame_New.cfm

I have no experience with KwikSew, so can't offer an advice or
recommendation as to fit, etc.  HTH,

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 Beverly
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You might like to look at some of the Kwiksew books... esp. the lingerie
and the active wear books.  They give you basic patterns, and permission
to take the training wheels off and design your own from the basics.

Or if you're not too distractable, get some cheap fabric and develop
your own pattern by draping.

Halter tops... hm... how about Kwiksew 3063; amputate the pattern just
below the bust and add a skirt.  Or Stretch and Sew 1534.

Personally, I vote for silk.  Silk charmeuse washes nicely and goes
from shiny to a nice pearly luster, and feels better than nylon tricot
ever will, imho.  Cut it on paper for accuracy.
Reasonably priced white silks, including some stretch silks:
http://www.dharmatrading.com/silk_fabrics.html


Re: looking for a pattern
If all else fails.. you could possibly search used clothing stores for a
nightie similar to the one you want to make... take it apart.. and make your
own pattern.  Good luck *smile*... Rose

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looking for a pattern  
 
<(FtForger)
<I'm looking for a pattern for a babydoll nightie for my wife. I can
visualize what I'm looking for..the hard part is describing it here.
I've looked at Kwiksew, Simplicity, McCalls...and I'm getting cross-eyed
looking at the patterns. What I'm looking for is something with a halter
top, with very simple bust, with like cups that are gathered at the
bottom, but with no serious support (its sleepwear afterall), and what I
think it called a empire wasit? Where its elastic right under the bust.
Then a very simple skirt part from there down, obviously very short
since its a babydoll...I think its called an A line? \
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Mike (FtForger), blacksmith and sewing newbie ---
   Mike, your description was pretty right-on. I was looking for a
similar pattern a couple of months ago, to make jammies, and found
them--just not in the sleepwear patterns.  
  Look in the catalogs, under 'dresses'. This style is most numerous in
the Simplicity book, but McCall's has several. It's sort of a 60's
revival style. Check out the line drawings to get a better idea of the
garment, sans frou-frou.
   Look for a style which has no zip--there are several, made to slip on
over the head, or with a halter. Maybe elastic, I can't remember. Fit is
pretty close-to-the-body, some of the dresses have a slim skirt, but it
would be easy to turn that into a short, flared baby-doll style. Add a
wee bit of fullness, gather it slightly with elastic--although I know I
saw some which were suitable with few alterations.
   HTH. (Loaned out my catalogs, or I'd look for specific #s to
recommend.)
                             Cea


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