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Lounging Pyjamas, 1930's style.

Added Apr 25, 2012

by VeraVenus

South Coast, Eng...






Self drafted pyjama set inspired by a Simplicity pattern (S618) illustration from the 1930s.

The top has circular cap sleeves and they and the bodice hem are finished with a narrow contrast colour bias binding. The V-neck is finished with contrast fabric facing and there is a bow- tied belt.
The pj bottoms have a wide 28’ leg. I made the waist slightly elasticated and there’s a side placket that fastens with snaps. The top just pulls on over the head.

I put a free pdf pattern just for the pyjama top on my website ( UK size 10/12) and will upload it here on Burda too in a few days.

Just for fun I’ve illustrated my PJs as if they are on a vintage pattern envelope.

Material Notes

Thin Italian silk satin in a ‘jockey’ print.



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Vintage
Rayon, Silk

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    Aug 26, 2013, 04.00 PMby pictureit17

    Those are awesome. I love your illustration.

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    Apr 27, 2012, 08.42 AMby VeraVenus

    Thank you all for commenting :)

    They are pyjamas for out of bed really… definitely too much for wearing in bed, I’d feel strangled in all that fabric!

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    Apr 26, 2012, 08.05 PMby MientjiB

    These are truly fabulous – and I love your 1930s mock-up of a pattern envelope :-)

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    Apr 26, 2012, 06.46 PMby Lora Martinez

    Very fancy pj’s. Looks to good to go to bed in.

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    Apr 26, 2012, 03.09 PMby TailorFairy

    lovely! like it!

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