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Spring, A Lady's Nightie
Inspired by beautiful Victorian corset covers, this nightgown offers a view for both heirloom sewers and smockers. Work with beautiful French Val laces and exquisite Swiss embroideries to create a gown of quiet elegance in fine batiste, luxurious silk or handkerchief linen. Easily achieved custom fit. Tucks, gathers, entredeux and reverse lace shaping are all employed in this design.
View A, the original heirloom gown, features tiny tucks across the front.
The same scoop-neck back is used for both views.
View B has been added for smockers. Three smocking designs are included requiring only double fullness. For a regular smocking design, it is easy enough to increase the width across the front.
The pattern instructions are filled with lots of illustrations and a few unique tips for construction. Give it a try and see if this doesn’t become one of your favourite gowns! An Intermediate to Advanced pattern.
Sizes XS, S, M, L and XL.

Price: $15.00
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Autumn Leaves
A Ladies' Nightgown or Robe. This princess line pattern with square armholes was designed to co-ordinate with the pattern, "Summer Breeze" as a robe. But it can be a cuddly smocked nightgown or be a lavished with as much or as little lace as you wish for a romantic heirloom nightgown. There are three choices of sleeve lengths and since the sleeve pattern is in two parts, you can create a seam and pipe it or do some other creative technique. There is a stand up collar in View B, a satin bias bound jewel neckline with shoulder opening in View A and a square neckline in View C that allows you to slip the gown over your head avoiding buttons and buttonholes altogether! Pockets and three design plates are included in the pattern. Autumn Leaves can be embellished with heirloom techniques, machine embroidery, smocking, tucking, or quilting. It is all up to your imagination. There are so many ways to make up this pattern. With a size range from XS to XXXL, there is sure to be a one to fit everyone!

Price: $15.00
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Snowdrift - A Ladies' Smocked Nightgown. This cozy winter nightgown can be smocked in the front, smocked in the front & back or not smocked at all! It is designed to be made of cotton flannel, flannelette or other winter weight fabric. The yoke can be quilted, embellished with embroidery or boutis techniques, Battenberg lace, shadow embroidery, Madeira appliqué, sashiko quilting, piping and many other techniques or with as much lace as you like. Make it short for a bed jacket or pajama top and add store bought pants or turn it into a robe. If you are adventurous, you might try it in batiste without the smocking or the long sleeves!
Three smocking designs are contained in the pattern.
  • View A has a side opening allowing for unbroken smocking across the front. Close with 'frogs', buttons or snaps. Long sleeves are smocked at the wrist. Pockets are included!
  • View B has a button front placket, collar and long sleeves with button cuffs and pockets.
  • View C has a sweetheart yoke, button front placket, long sleeves with cuffs and pockets.
This nightgown was designed keeping in mind how sensitive women's skin can be following open-heart surgery or a mastectomy. The generous opening and deep armholes makes it easy to get on and off without having to raise your arms over your head. - particularly if you have shoulder problems. And don't forget about those nursing mom's you know. With a size range from XS to XXXL, everyone can make a flattering comfy winter nightgown.


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Summer Breeze
A Ladies' Smocked or Heirloom Nightgown. This deliciously feminine nightgown is as light as a summer breeze and can be made as a smocked or an heirloom gown with as much lace as you like. In a print, it could even double as a sundress! There are three smocking designs contained in the pattern, two of which may challenge you. There are so many ways to work the bodice bands of the heirloom version, from tucking to Madeira applique? to cutwork or delicate embroidery. Or add some Swiss insertions and a touch of French Val lace. With a size range from XS to XXXL everyone can make a flattering gown. Waltz length gown is 9" shorter than full-length gown. Try it in cotton Broadcloth, delicate Lawn, lightweight Denim or sensuous Silk Dupioni.

Price: $10.00