Yesterday it was 89 degrees. Yeah, in April. I really didn't think nightgown weather would come so soon this year. Boy was I excited to get my stack of whisper-thin nightgowns out of storage and wear one for the first time last night. These are my three favorites, and they've all been in my closet for many years and hold special memories.
My mom bought the white one for me at Victoria's Secret when I was a teenager. I grew up in Kansas, and Victoria's Secret seemed so grown up and sophisticated to me at the time. However, this particular nightgown possessed puritanical proportions, meaning it came all the way down to my ankles and had long sleeves. I took my scissors to it in an act of rebellion that to this day still makes me feel proud of myself.
The sheer off-white nightgown also came from my mother, bought for me at Anthropologie as a gift for my honeymoon four years ago. It's such a beautiful nightgown that it makes me feel pretty every time I wear it.
The one with blue flowers is the most special of all. This is the first garment that I ever made completely by myself. Instead of going off somewhere fun for spring break as a teen, I stayed home, determined to complete my first solo project. The sewing is kind of a mess, but the gown has held together well over the years despite how much I wear it. It's been with me through so many things, and I like to wear it when I'm sick in bed because it brings me comfort.
I got an excellent night's sleep last night, wearing my floral gown, and today I woke up to find that the tree in my backyard had bloomed with hundreds of tiny pink flowers. Spring.
Edit: If you're interested in sewing one like I made, here's a link to the pattern. I have no idea what size I made, since that was over ten years ago. I think it's cool that the company still sells that same pattern. I need to make more of these for myself. I also like this style and this one too. That last pattern even includes a pillowcase with a handle on it! You know, for like taking to slumber parties and stuff. Haha, so weird.