Our Juliette’s Dream lingerie top is inspired by the sassy and sweet vintage lingerie of the mid-1900s. This pattern has two views. View A has a lined bodice and two-layered circle skirt. View B includes an unlined bodice with a double tied front as well as an open front full circle skirt with crossed double ribbon straps in the back. Both views have an empire waist with three cup sizes for each view, an above-knee skirt that drapes beautifully to a slightly lower length in the center front and back.
This rendition of the nighttime lingerie dress, along with #510 Passionflower Lingerie Top, is inspired by the baby doll gowns made in the 1940’s by American lingerie designer Sylvia Pedlar. Due to the fabric shortages in World War II, Pedlar took it upon herself to reinvent nighttime wear, cutting skirts short for a more varied, fun, and seductive look. One could say the evolution of nighttime wear has allowed more female empowerment and representation in domestic environments.
This is the PDF pattern. For the paper pattern, go here. This PDF pattern has several files: sewing instructions, print at home version (33 pages), 36" copy shop version, and A0 copy shop version (2 pages). The pattern is layered by size.
Suggested fabrics: Lightweight or medium-weight cotton, cotton gauze, linen and blends, voile, batiste, rayon challis, silk, charmeuse, and very lightweight silk velvet with drape.