|1930's Draped Neglige Digital Pattern
In May I was in Virginia visiting family and I stopped into a fabric shop to raid the discount table. The table was covered in bolts of beautiful sheer cut velvet that was marked down to 75% off! When I asked the woman who worked there why it was marked down so far she replied, "Oh that stuff, we just had so much of it, no one was buying it and we really just wanted to get it out of the way."
He he he, like there's such a thing as too much velvet. I bought way too much of it and used one bit of it to make this draped night gown.
This project literally only took me 2 hours to make. I'm very fond of instant gratification so this was right up my alley!
I'll post more tomorrow about the details of making this particular neglige but for today, here are some pictures of the finished project.
I enjoyed using a multicolor thread to edge stitch my raw edges and the pink hues in the thread match the ribbon on the straps and sash perfectly. Like I always say, it's the tiny details that matter.
One of my favorite things about the neglige is that the sides and front are open almost to the waist-line so a saucy glimpse of thigh or calf often makes an appearance. This is not your "wear around the house while you have relatives visiting" kind of nightie. It's more of a "wear around the house to celebrate the relatives leaving" kind of piece.
|The back can be made in several shapes with this pattern.
I just ordered three large matching silk scarves online and when they arrive I'm going to make a shorter, even sheerer version.
How about you? What is your favorite instant gratification project?