If there is one thing you should ALWAYS be on the lookout for at estate sales, garage sales and thrift stores, it is nightgowns! I bought my first nightgown for $3 at Salvation army and wear it all the time as a dress. I wore it in this outfit post. I had to layer it with lots of slips and underlayers, but it’s so cute and I just love it. Last summer I found this maxi nightgown for another $3 and had been meaning to make it into a shorter dress. I used the bottom edge to refashion a shirt during ruffles 2012 and decided instead of another dress, I’d make a blouse.
The armpits were a little saggy so I took in the sides and tapered it into the rest of the blouse. Then I used my rolled hem foot to finish the hem.
And BAM a new blouse! I think it would be cute belted, too, what do you think?
Have you ever worn an old nightgown out?
I wrote about my rolled hem foot a little bit ago…it made this whole project a cinch!
That is such a great reinvention!
Very creative, Kate!!!!!! as usual! Love this idea. XXX
I just bought two night gowns with lovely lace and broderie anglaise collars to do just this! They make such sweet lightweight summer tops.
las sandalias de ana
That is so cute! I admire how you can have a vision for something like that!
Simple Simon & Co
I LOVE old lady nightgowns although I have only used them for nightgowns! Why haven’t I thought to refashion them? Brilliant!
Ooh cute! I would have never thought to do that. I love it! You looks so pretty…and tan!
you are ROCKIN that old lady nightgown! great refashion, as always. :)
Alyson @Eisley Rae
Wow! That is such a cute top. I’d never have thought to do that.
You never cease to amaze, Kate! LOVE Love love it! :)
PS: You’re totally gorg!
How clever! I will have to try this!
I absolutely love this! Great work. :) A belt would be darling. :)
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Old lady! How wude! I love those and I am NOT old lol..
Old lady! I am NOT old and I love those nightgowns! Rofl..