Not me! Well, once I finish the outfit, I'll totally take it to the beach. I think I'll do a photo shoot there. I've become obsessed with 20's-30's beach/lounge pyjamas lately. I don't know why, I don't usually do wide leg pants, and I've never even been into 20's styles. But beach pyjamas. I want a million of them. In every colour. And I have to admit, even though I'm never big on 20's styles, next to Agent Carter, Miss Fisher is my next style icon. She is completely fabulous. Plus, her and Jack are the cutest thing since baby pandas.
I made these from one of my vintage patterns, the oldest pattern in my collection. After some researching, my guess for the date is 1929. I read up and beach pyjamas were created by Coco Chanel in the early 20's as something to wear on yachts and eventually moved into resort and beach wear and became very popular in the 1930's. Scandalous in the days before women in pants were the norm, no doubt. And the beginnings of 'casual' wear.
I drastically redrafted the yoke of the pants, I'm certainly not the ideal 20's body type, but it ended up being slightly too small (I think the lining shrank actually). I fixed this by doing button loops on the side instead of button holes. Easy fix. The yoke is lined with muslin, just because the fabric is so thin, I thought it needed some body. Maybe that is what you are meant to do? There weren't any instructions with it, so I was just winging it. I also don't really know how the sides are supposed to close, but it all works out, so I'll just go with this way!
They are epically comfortable, the fabric is super soft. Some sort of challis maybe? Very lightweight. The pattern is a little intense and doesn't really photograph well, but I love it. And check out that pattern matching on the side seams!!! LOOK AT THEM. Can't even see the seam. Super proud of that.
I need to make a shirt to go with it. I could try the one from the pattern, but I can't even figure out what pattern pieces go to which piece of clothing. I've seen plenty of pictures with halter tops and whatnot as well. I kept the scraps of fabric so I can do something with a matching accent. We will see. Maybe the next one will be a jump suit one! The pattern also came with ANOTHER pattern traced out on a 1938 newspaper, which was a fascinating read, but also another pattern! Maybe I'll muslin up those.
Or just a white jacket. Hmmmm.....that could totally work.
I think I need a white pair!