30's Nightgown #1055

1055 nightgown
$7.50 in pink


This is a digital draft-at-home pattern for a stunning French night gown from 1933. The nightgown has a wonderful v neck with optional bows at the shoulders, cutout style skirt and optional lace trim. This pattern can be easily adapted for just about any use, change the length and you have a great day dress, or use a jewel colored silk to make this a unique evening gown.


This is a pattern from a French pattern drafting system fairly similar to the Lutterloh golden rule patterns. You will be able to draft a pattern to your exact size from the miniature pattern template and specially designed rulers. To scale any of these special patterns from doll to children or adult sizes is easy. Rulers are available to draft the pattern as small as an 18" chest to as large as a 56" chest and the pattern will be scaled perfectly every time.
ALL RULERS ARE INCLUDED AS PRINTABLES WITH THESE PATTERNS.

The pattern includes basic markings and notches that show you how they fit together, and indications such as dotted lines for cutting on the fold. I have included several pages of drafting instructions that I have translated from the original French personally. The illustrated instructions show you how to easily draw your pattern pieces from the miniature pattern template using your special ruler. 

These patterns were marketed originally to both home seamstresses and professionals alike and assume that you have a basic understanding of clothing construction. The original patterns DO NOT include any sewing instructions. To sew these, you should have a basic understanding of how pattern pieces should fit together. The pattern pieces are illustrated in such a way that you can see how they are supposed to be sewn to each other.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: These patterns might be a bit difficult for the beginner but an intermediate level home seamstress will most likely have little trouble.

For a complete tutorial on drafting your pattern including photos, check out this blog post.

QUESTIONS? Check out our draft-at-home patterns FAQ page.


What you will need:
Paper (I use large tracing paper but butcher paper, muslin fabric, wrapping paper etc all work great!)
Pencil
Fabric: this pattern requires approximately 3 meters (about 3 1/4 yards).
It's that simple! No special tools are required!


You might also want to check out Underwear and Lingerie, a how-to sew lingerie e-book with everything you'll ever need to know!

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