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Vintage Pajamas: Final

OK, so here we are, at the end. I’m very pleased with this. The rayon-poly crepe is just the right weight for this; I only wish I’d had enough for the whole thing. the bi-color front effect is very cute but I think it would look much more elegant in all one fabric. The increased back bodice piece extension did exactly what I had hoped in terms of keeping the back cross-over closed (yay, me). It’s really a very easy piece to put together and I could see someone using this for an outfit for easy summer outdoor entertaining. I give the pattern two big thumbs up!!

Pattern:Decades of Style Pattern 3001 Kitchenette Pajamas

Fabric: Rayon Polyester crepe, which I bought in Ithaca, New York at Homespun Boutique (which is just off the Commons, if you are familiar with the city). Unfortunately, they do not do business over the internet, but I recommend them highly if you are in the area (and since Ithaca is right in Upstate New York’s wonderful Finger Lakes wine country, I recommend a trip here highly too). The owner has a lovely, interesting, very well-chosen (I’m not going to use the word ‘curated’ because I really do think that refers to exhibitions and museums) selection of fabrics and yarns and I’ve found great buys there on the clearance shelf. The front of the bodice is made out of poly lining that I had in the stash.

Notions: Nothing. No buttons, snaps, zippers, or clips were used in this project.

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4 Comments

  1. Shiphrah says:

    I really like the 2-color front. And, Toby, have you lost weight??! You’re looking positively svelte (I’m comparing to the red evening dress).

  2. htwollin says:

    Shiphrah – never underestimate a good pose.

  3. Duchesse says:

    Oh, I love Ithaca and the Finger Lakes; a treasure, and not many people ever there, so you don’t feel mobbed.

    This is a novel garment for me to consider. At first I thought, oh, pajamas. But yours are hostess pajamas, very 70s. I hear “hostess gowns” are back, and why not? I have a friend who hosts dinner parties in a gorgeous silk kaftan she bought in Bali, and bare feet.

  4. htwollin says:

    Duchesse – one of my daughters, seeing this photo, has Rx’d outdoor entertaining on the deck, accessorized with hanging paper lanterns everywhere. Who can resist?

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