I am continuously inspired by the gorgeous shirting-weight cottons (prints and solids) available at Mood Fabrics. Last month I used one for a men’s shirt. This month I decided to try something different. I was delighted to find, at the Chelsea Flea Market earlier this summer, an original 1920’s ladies pajamas pattern, Butterick 4639.
I so loved the coffee brown cotton I used for my shirt in August that I decided to use what remained of it, along with a mauve cotton of a similar quality, to make the vintage pajamas. The muted colors suit the period, I think. Editor’s note: We have gazillions of luxurious cotton shirtings at MoodFabrics.com.
For a cover-up, I decided to make a vintage-style kimono, using an elegant cotton lawn floral print and contrasting chartreuse cotton sateen for trim. Editor’s note: Loads of pretty cotton prints here at MoodFabrics.com.
Finally, in Mood’s large notion’s department, I found heavy gold rope for a belt. Perfect!
Here’s the ensemble on my cousin Cathy Lane, who took time out of her busy schedule to model it for me. The pajamas:
Dressed up with the kimono and a little bling, these pajamas also make a chic ensemble for home entertaining, flapper-style!
Cathy’s inner “Mame” emerges when she’s wearing this outfit, for some reason.
As sleepwear or loungewear, this 1920’s ensemble is the cat’s pajamas, not to mention the caterpillar’s kimono, don’t you think?