Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Blue Rose Nightgown


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The photo above is of the nightgown I came up with after seeing this darling babydoll set from Jesus Fernandez.



As soon as I saw this, I knew it was a style I would really like. I have plenty of wide stretch lace in pretty colors and patterns from a Fabric Depot Value Pack, and so I went trolling through my stash of suitable fabric to see what would make a good combination. This is a very light, sheer mesh knit with a rose print. It was something I bought online that was. not what I'd expected, and I couldn't really imagine what I might do with it, but I put it away in case anything ever came to mind.

Since I wanted quite a bit of fullness in the skirt/body, I knew I needed something extremely light. Sheer just came along for the ride in this case. Mine is longer than the inspiration piece, and I made panties to match, but not in all lace. The front is lined with a silver tricot, which rather disappears under the print.
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The only other things I added were black satin ribbon and some blue rosettes.

Here's a better photo of the fabric.
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21 comments:

Maja said...

The nightgown is gorgeous Liana! You chose a very pretty fabric.

Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Liana... so very glamorous...stunning!

Gail said...

That is utterly gorgeous. Curious to know where you buy your lingerie fabrics.

Mardel said...

Absolutely stunning Liana!

Sally said...

VERY pretty! Sally

wendy said...

Sooo beautiful! I'm curious, where is the floral fabric from? :)

McVal said...

Wow! That's beautiful!

Liana said...

Thank you, everyone!

Wendy, The fabric is from Fabric Club. I don't really recommend them because although you can get some great things at great prices, it's a real gamble at best. This and one other knit piece were horribly disappointing when they came; definitely seconds, although when you cut off the wide (like 8-10" per side) unprinted, twisty selvedges, it's not bad. I think they were trendy knits, made without much care. This one ended up being perfect for this, but honestly, I thought it was a write-off when it came. :) So, caveat emptor!

eword10 said...

Gorgeous! Very pretty. Glad you found a way to use this fabric.

Nancy K said...

Very glamorous!

Donna W said...

That is a beautiful nightgown. You do such fantastic sewing.

JoanneM said...

You do such a great job with lingerie. Very nice.

Summerset said...

So pretty! That's a great use of the wide lace and a fabric you thought was a write off.

gwensews said...

That is very elegant lingerie. Ohh, la la !

Vicki said...

So pretty. The fabric is just perfect. Lucky you kept it.

Cennetta said...

Beautiful lingerie.

Sheila said...

Very pretty. I finally got may hands on the Threads Mag and enjoyed reading your article.

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Fulvia said...

Your pieces are always so tasteful, Liana. I wanted to ask your opinion: I am trying to determine if my Janome 6500 will fit in the cutout of an industrial sewing machine table. Do you have one that you could measure for me perhaps? Thanks so much!

Liana said...

Fulvia, Thank you! I'm sorry to say though, that I know nothing about industrials or Janomes. Sounds like I'm missing out. :)