I made my daughter a beautiful Victorian style nightgown using McCall's Pilgrim Quaker Costume Pattern No. 2337, Version A, leaving out the hat, collar and apron, of course. The ruffle at the bottom of the gown was taken off of another dress that she had outgrown. The gown's body was from a retired bed sheet. The embellishment is my own, basically a ruffle sewn down the center front, bow at the top and strategically placed buttons. Adds that perfect special touch for a very special girl. What girl doesn't want a beautiful victorian nightgown, so dreamy and feminine? She is very pleased and wears it several nights a week. It is very comfy and cool for the upcoming hot summer months. My cost was mere cents, basically the thread, buttons and a little ribbon, which had been sitting in my stash forever. Doing a search online, I found plain victorian gowns without the extra touches for between $60 and $80; so I feel pretty good about this refashion.
Sewing With Trudy