I’ve sewn an Edwardian kimono nightgown.
I’ve used 100% cotton fabric and lace.
Here‘s a photograph of a girl wearing an Edwardian kimono nightdress. This 1916 source continues that the kimono ‘nightdress is easy to make’ with the sleeves ‘cut with the gown all in one’.
The nightgown is gathered under the bust with a pink ribbon.
I’ve used pink polyester satin ribbon, which I had in my fabric stash; but I might change it later to a silk satin ribbon.
Here‘s a pattern for an Edwardian kimono nightgown. I’ve made a slightly sloping shoulder seam, so my kimono nightgown is made from two fabric pieces. I’ve sewn a flat fell seam on the shoulder seams, and a french seam on the side seams, as this 1919 source suggests.
I’ve joined three different cotton laces as sleeve finish.
For the ribbon, I’ve sewn countless, long buttonholes, such as on this kimono lace nightgown.
The neckline is trimmed with cotton lace, as well, and slightly gathered with cotton string, as can be seen on this 1900s nightgown.
Here’s another kimono nightgown with eyelet lace which I’ve sewn.