"Lounging at the Lido"
1930s Beach or Lounging Pyjamas and Eton Jacket
This pattern is a "Resto-Vival" pattern and is suitable for looks from the early to mid 1930s. These pyjamas (or pajamas) are as chic to wear for the seaside, on the boardwalk, or by the poolside as they are for the boudoir. In cottons and linens they are cool summer wear. In satins and silks these pajamas are glamourous for the hostess or for lounging.
The sleeveless pajamas have an open neckline accented by a two piece collar. The loose fit of the pajamas can be cinched in at the waist by using ties that can be applied by stitching at the side fronts or by creating a slit opening and passing the belt through. The ties create a bow at the center back. The back of the pajamas button up. These pajamas have very wide legs, the opening of the size 16 (bust 34) at the lower edge of the leg is 1 3/4 yards.
This pattern also includes a short sleeved cropped Eton Jacket, or bolero.
This pattern is available in Misses Sizes only. Please note that Size Pack C is not for plus sizes and is based on a Misses Size block.
If you are between sizes order the next size larger, as my patterns have less ease than modern standards. Please order pattern by measurements (given in inches), as the size numbers do not equate to modern pattern sizing and pattern sizing can vary from pattern to pattern on my website.
Note that these instructions are not illustrated and are text only and sparce compared to modern patterns. Please read below for more information on "Resto-Vival" Patterns.
This pattern was based on a vintage size 16 (bust 34) original historic pattern. This pattern was originally only available in sizes 30 inch to 38 inch bust and yardage requirements are given only for those sizes. A cutting guide is included only for size 16 (bust 34). For all other sizes please use your discretion when buying fabric lengths, and all other sizes will need to create their own cutting layout. The trouser pieces are very large and it is suggested to use at least 45" wide fabric for size packs B and C.
The sample of the pattern was made up in a linen for the blouse section and printed cotton for the trouser section with vintage buttons up the back. Please note that additional buttons were used on the sample garment, more than are indicated on the original pattern.
This listing is for the pattern to sew this yourself, not a finished garment.
About Wearing History Resto-Vival™ Patterns
Resto-Vival™ Patterns are original historic patterns that have been restored and revived. Original patterns are usually available only in single sizes, precut from tissue paper and totally unprinted, with details like grainlines and darts indicated only by small perforations. Resto-Vival™ patterns are printed on sturdy bond paper instead of tissue and clearly marked with drawn and labeled markings. These markings aid the modern sewer in understanding the markings of the original pattern and the construction of the garment. Resto-Vival™ patterns follow the period shapes of the original patterns, maintaining the historical accuracy of the completed garment. Original period instructions are included. These instructions are text only (unless otherwise noted) and fairly minimal, especially compared to instructions for modern patterns. At least an intermediate knowledge of dressmaking and a good familiarity with pattern construction is suggested. You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book handy to help with basic construction methods that the pattern instructions do not cover in detail. Also, fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry.
Please Allow Up to 10 Days for Patterns to be Mailed, as They are Printed to Order.
Photos by Allison Barcenas Photography.
Posted by Stephanie on 10th Jan 2012
I was initially a bit on the fence about how this pattern would turn out and work for my figure but I'm so glad that I made it! It's very fun and easy to wear. Even if you don't live near a beach you'll enjoy having a pair of these beach pyjamas! I ended up using seven buttons for the back closure. The arm holes are a bit small when compared to modern ones. Tall gals might want to lengthen the legs. I'm only 5'4" and size 18 ended up being just the right length for me.
For a more in depth review and some pictures check out my blog review: http://star-spangledheart.blogspot.com/2011/10/lounging-around.html
Posted by Amy Lee aka llyrafantasyfae on 22nd Aug 2011
This pattern was super fast to put together not to mention fast. I wouldn't say I am an advanced sewer and I had absolutely NO problems. I was able to scale it up, make a mock up, cut it out and sew it together in a days worth of work. The only suggestion I would make is to add more buttons in the back. I was so happy the pattern maker already suggested that herself otherwise I might have thought I did something wrong, but she had it covered.