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252 Beach Pyjamas


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The 252 Beach Pyjamas sewing pattern from Folkwear. Beach pyjamas, made of silk, linen, or cotton, often in bright, cubist-inspired prints, were the height of summer and resort fashion in the 1920s and 1930s. They were worn from the afternoon to the evening as a fashionable summer style. They generally consisted of wide-legged trousers and a jacket of matching fabric. Slightly more casual one-piece pyjamas for daytime wear sported decorative collars, bindings, or sashes, and were sometimes worn with coordinating bolero jackets.

This one-piece, sleeveless version features a full shawl collar that wraps in front and falls gracefully over the shoulders in back. The wide palazzo pants give the appearance of a skirt, and a contrasting or self-fabric sash ties around the waist. For daytime wear you may want a cool linen or cotton, and for evening a silk or rayon with nice drape.

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Suggested fabrics: Light to medium-weight fabrics with soft drape such as rayon, silk, or challis; also crisp, lightweight cotton or linen. Not suitable for fabric with nap, pile, or one-way design. The waist sash is great in a contrasting colour or pattern of the same fabric quality.

Sizing: US 6 – 20 (approx. UK 4/6 – 16/18).

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