Wouldn't you just love to slip into a flowing, pink gossamer nightgown like the one pictured on this Simplicity pattern from the early 1960s?
Or perhaps for the cold winter nights a version in flannel with matching lace-trimmed housecoat would be more suitable?
|Yes, I put on full make-up and pearl earrings every time I prepare for bed.|
I am quite excited to sew up one or the other but haven't yet decided which. Do you have a preference? What fabric would you use?
|Simplicity 1850, envelope back|
As proof that life is always full of little surprises, as I was sorting through the pattern pieces the other day, this small piece of paper fell out:
Private Gynecological Clinic, Dr. S...
For childbirth, bring the following items:
2 hand towels, 2 terrycloth towels
For the child:
6-8 cloth wraps, 6-8 cloth inserts
1 1/2 dozen diapers
4 shirts, 4 jackets
3 umbilical bandages
The children's clothing must be washed and marked.
Family record book or marriage certificate.
Whomever this pattern belonged to was apparently preparing to give birth to a child! This loose style of nightgown would probably be quite comfortable for a woman nine months pregnant to wear.
So, dear readers, have you ever found anything unusual tucked inside in a pattern?