Wednesday, August 26, 2009

McCall 7867 Ladies and Misses One-Piece Pajamas

Late 19-teens to early 1920's.

The men's onesies were ugly, but I think these are sort of cute.

View 1, with the lace-trimmed gathered ankles is a bit over the top for my taste, but I think that View 2, made up in chambray, with short sleeves, would pass muster today as a jumpsuit and looks very comfortable for summer time.


Shay said...

I have seen these referred to in old magazines such as Modern Priscilla and Needlecraft as "Billie Burkes," after the popular actress (and later Good Witch of the West). said...

That's so interesting! Do you have any pictures? I'd love to know which production she was in that immortalized her in ladies' nightwear! And until I looked her up just now, I never realized that she was married to Flo Zeigfeld; she was Glinda and that's all I ever knew.