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Patterns for Nightgowns

Updated on September 7, 2014

Nightie Patterns

Finding a nightie pattern is easy! Just go down to the fabric store, spend a while pouring through pattern catalogs, then dig through huge drawers of envelopes hoping they have the size you need in the style you want. Ugh! Who needs it?

Welcome to the internet age, when all you have to do is check one website after another until you find what you want. What did you say? That's not much better? I agree!

I am also a busy mom. I know how hard it is to juggle everything and still find time to shop. I almost never have time to sit in a fabric store and browse through sewing catalogs, although I used to love doing that. There are just too many demands on my time! And I know I'm not the only one.

That's why I have done your research for you, and gathered all the best patterns for nightgowns right here in one place! Sure, you can spend couple of hours shopping online while you watch the evening news, cook supper and help the kids with homework; but, why bother?

Just check these great gown patterns I've found! I hope you will find exactly what you need, without the need to spend hours and hours searching. I found great prices too!

So, save time and money by checking out these great patterns for nightgowns!

Style in photo is shown below.

Easy Pattern for Nightgowns - Express your creative side!

This is an easy pattern that lets you design your own nightgown! Choose from various sleeve and trim styles to create sleepwear that is perfect for you!

Simplicity Design Your Own Nightgown Pattern
Simplicity Design Your Own Nightgown Pattern

Gown can be made knee-, mid-calf or ankle-length in a variety of sleeve styles!

Kwik Sew K3106 Nightgowns Sewing Pattern, Size XS-S-M-L-XL
Kwik Sew K3106 Nightgowns Sewing Pattern, Size XS-S-M-L-XL

Sizes XS to XL are included in the same envelope. This was printed in the U.S.A.


Easy & Versatile Pattern for Nightgowns

This lovely nightgown can be made in a lightweight batiste or silk, with short sleeves, for summer. As cooler weather approaches in the fall, use the pattern again to make a warm and cozy, long sleeve gown in soft flannel to get you through the winter. You will love this versatile sewing pattern!

A Lady's Chemise Pattern

A Lovely & Romantic Nightgown for Spring

Those with sewing experience may enjoy making this more challenging historic pattern featuring an intricate pleated gathering at the shoulder and bodice front. This makes a beautiful nightgown, summer dress or blouse. Perfect for those seeking historical accuracy in a 19th century chemise!

A Lady's Chemise Pattern

Butterick Nightgown & Robe Pattern

This is a pattern for a long nightgown and robe, from Butterick. The gown can be made either sleeveless or with long sleeves. The lace trim around the bottom is a pretty touch!

Woman's Chemise Pattern
Woman's Chemise Pattern

This is a romantic nightgown and simple to make!


Woman's Chemise - An Historic Pattern

This pattern was designed for historic costume reproduction, but it makes a beautiful nightgown!

The chemise was originally the basic undergarment worn under a dress. It is used by many history re-enactments, museums and others who desire authenticity in historic costumes.

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Kwik Sew Nightgown Pattern

I love this simple peasant-style nightgown with empire waist. So easy to sew!

Kwik Sew K2767 Nightgowns Sewing Pattern, Size XS-S-M-L-XL
Kwik Sew K2767 Nightgowns Sewing Pattern, Size XS-S-M-L-XL

Lightweight fabrics are recommended. Makes a cool gown for hot summer nights!


Elegant Nightgown Pattern - Make Undergarments, Nighties and More!

This versatile pattern can be used to make not only an elegant nightgown, but various undergarments and sleepwear.

Intimacies Undergarments and Sleepwear Pattern
Intimacies Undergarments and Sleepwear Pattern

You will be sexy and glamorous in this elegant nightgown and wrap!


Tutorial for Making a Nightgown Without a Pattern

Watch how to make a sexy red nightie without a pattern! Simple tutorial!

Plus Size Petite

This is a pattern for a nightgown and pajamas in the hard-to-find petite plus sizes.

Easy Nightie Patterns

These styles are great for beginning sewers or anyone who wants to whip up something quickly. Most have few pieces and avoid complicated techniques.

Kwik Sew K3106 Nightgowns Sewing Pattern, Size XS-S-M-L-XL
Kwik Sew K3106 Nightgowns Sewing Pattern, Size XS-S-M-L-XL

This pattern is a good choice for beginning sewers to make a warm nightgown for winter.


Easy Nightgown Pattern

This easy pattern makes a beautiful nightgown. Choose sleeveless, short sleeves or long. The length of the gown can be long, waltz-length or knee length. This is an easy pattern that can be made quickly.

I love this pattern!

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Plus Size Nightgown Pattern

Kwik Sew K2863 Nightgowns Sewing Pattern, Size 1X-2X-3X-4X
Kwik Sew K2863 Nightgowns Sewing Pattern, Size 1X-2X-3X-4X

Looking for a pattern in larger sizes? This one will make a very pretty nightgown for summer or winter.


Find a Nightgown Pattern at eBay

I always like to check eBay for patterns that might be out of print. It is fun to find old vintage sewing patterns. It is always worth a look! Here is a sample of what they have for sale today!

Free Patterns for Nightgowns

Freebies are fun! And these instructions are easy to follow and implement. I always like that! Check out these free patterns for nightgowns on the internet!

Have you sewn a nightgown? Any advice or suggestions for those sewing a nightgown? - Do you have a favorite pattern for nightgowns?

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    • Seasons Greetings profile image

      Laura Brown 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I haven't sewn a nightgown. Mainly I sew to repair garments, add buttons and holiday crafts too.

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      5 years ago

      This is great, My mom will love it because in a nursing home it is more convenient to wear a nightgown, rather than a pajama, thanks for sharing

    • Cynthia Haltom profile image

      Cynthia Haltom 

      5 years ago from Diamondhead

      Excellent idea making night clothing has always been something I do for fun. My grandmother was a very large women and I used to sew her nighties and bed jackets.

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      6 years ago

      Now, if I could make a sexy red nightie without a sewing machine, I'd be WAY in! I can't even sew on a button but sure love the patterns you've featured here.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I have a couple of boxes of my husband's mother's sewing patterns. I need to get them out and research them. I am not much of a seamstress but sure admire those that are.

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      6 years ago

      I've found many vintage patterns at estate sales. Sometimes the sellers will make you a deal on a whole box full just to get them moved along so they don't have to bother with storing them. If you end up with some that you don't want, you can usually sell them pretty easily on eBay.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I would have never thought of trying to make my own nightgowns. I have a sewing machine but currently just use it for doing repairs. Food for thought?

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Great idea! I have fabric I'm not sure what to do with. A nightgown would be perfect!

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      Joan Haines 

      6 years ago

      Home sewn nighties are super comfy. I have sewn lots of them. Robes too! "Squid Angel blessed."

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      Diana Grant 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Lots to choose from here - Blessings, though I would have liked to see a few more patterns for larger sizes. I did once make my own nightgown, very successful except that the knitted jersey cloth was a bit thick and heavy.

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      6 years ago

      Excellent lens, great job! Thumbs up

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm glad you included the vintage/historic nightgown patterns too. This will be featured on my 1918 Underwear for Ladies and Children which includes nighties also.


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