Friday, January 15, 2010

Simplicity 1505 - Ladies' Nightgown

Mid 1930's.

A nice simple nightgown pattern.  The model on the left is clearly made of flannel.  The model on the right is probably batiste, with the puffed sleeves and lace trim around the neckline adding a little feminine fancy.

The advertising slogan "You are always in style when you dress with SIMPLICITY" represents a slight shift in Simplicity's marketing strategy of providing well-made patterns for making serviceable clothing.


Susie Jefferson said...

The lefthand image with the tabbed buttonup fastening is very current - in the right fabric it'd make a great kaftan for slobbing around in at home. Far too nice to sleep in!

If only I could buy this now (size 16/18). Sigh.

Little Black Car said...

Basic nightwear never really changes. Nightgown patterns from the teens have a different style of illustration, and there are style fads, but basic everyday nightgowns themselves are essentially the same.

Image collection of vintage pajama patterns on Flickr. I especially love Simplicity 2507 (circa 1937) but, again, it's pretty much your basic yoked nightgown. said...

I subscribe wholeheartedly to the philosophy "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." I have a modern night shirt pattern that has the same banded opening as the left model. I find it very comfortable.