Good Day dearies! As you may have noticed by the title (and if you’re familiar with the wonderful blog The Dreamstress) I am participating in The Dreamstress’ Historical Sew Fortnightly 2014 (Acronym HSF ’14). Just as a quick overview of what the HSF is, it’s a biweekly historical themed sewing challenge. Here’s some more info, since I don’t want to go into all the details here. Anyways…
This round’s challenge was “Innovation”, where you had to make something using, or inspired by the innovation of the era you decided to sew in. I decided to do the 1930’s and make myself some pajamas out of some acetate I had in my stash. What, Acetate? In the 30’s? Why yes, Acetate fabric was actually invented in 1905, but wasn’t in popular use until after world war 1 in 1919. In the 1930’s it was referred to as Celanese, possibly because it started to be largely produced by Celanese corporation in 1924.
I think I’ve overloaded you with enough details on the innovation, so I’ll move on to the actual details of the pajamas themselves.
I made a double elastic waist in the pajamas, which isn’t entirely historically accurate, but I didn’t want to make a fitted waistband for something that was meant to be comfy. So there!
Now, it’s still a bit cold to wear these PJ’s, but they are so nice to sleep in! The silky fabric is so nice and soft, and plus I get to be stylish too! I mean come on, puffed sleeves and a large collar on PJ’s? Total awesomeness!
Oh, and one more detail, As you can see I’m wearing what are known as Boudoir slippers in the above photo. I picked up these beauties, in my size, at GOODWILL!!! They’re Daniel Greene Slippers too, not to mention Vintage! I was positively stoked!