Saturday, April 5, 2008

Retro Gown and Robe Set

It was lace, it was lavender and we had admired it before at another fabric store when we were together. I knew I had to get the material and make something for my sister-in-law to be.

For the robe I took inspiration from Vogue 8196. I used the basic pattern, but altered the sleeves and of course lengthened the bottom tier into a long skirt. I thought three buttons quite enough for the purpose as well.
The back of the gown.
After months of procrastination, when I arrived home after a trip, my sister had added to her vintage pattern collection and I knew the gown was perfect. It was a good pattern because it was feminine without my having to fit it to her specifically.

The back of the gown.

A close up of the bow that gathers the fullness in the back.

My sisters all admired it, and I think I should make a similar version for myself. I would feel very sweet waking up in a gown in a similar pattern made out of a pretty cotton material.

Thank you to my little sister for modeling the gown. With two inch heels she was just about the same height as the bride.

1 comment:

Tricia said...

Ooohh, it's lovely!