The “Wendy in Flight” Nightgown
Fabric: Blue Print French Cotton
Pattern: Butterick B6838 View D
Notions: Lace and Thread
Time to Complete: 9 Hours
First Worn: At Home
Wear Again? Yes
Total Price: $20.50 – $10 for Fabric, $10.50 Notions
Peter Pan is one of my favorite books that was read to me as a kid. I knew I wanted to make the night gown that Wendy took flight in. I could sew Peter’s shadow back on again!
My fabric is French Cotton, soft, light weight, a pleasure to sew. The Fabric had a 1 side border of larger flowers so I intentionally cut it to be the bottom border and upper bodice front & back.
I watched “the Sew Beautiful Magazine Blog Tour” on YouTube that demo heirloom sewing techniques. It was a wealth of information on insertion lace, needle tucks, pin tucks and even techniques and tips for lace shaping. It gave me confidence and ideas to tackle this project.
I chose a laced that has a cream velvet ribbon woven through the center. I did the band across the bodice, then I used the same lace as an edging for the neckline and cuffs by sewing the velvet ribbon flushed to the edge.
Theres’s some tucks at the bottom of the gown to add weight and it makes a nice drape.
A thimble for a kiss, a huge thank you to my husband for the beautiful photos. I can’t wait to fly to our next vacation.