Saturday, November 26, 2011

May Manton's 8815 - Men's and Youth's Pajamas

At a guess, 1915 to 1920.

Chilly weather is upon us, so new flannel pajamas seem like a good idea.  Though one-piece pajamas are common for children, I was a little surprised to see them offered for men.   The option for short sleeves would indicate that some men wore these in summer.  In this case, they'd be made of a light cotton fabric.

The little chart showing chest measurement and the corresponding neck measurement is helpful to have around, since some shirt patterns at this period give only the neck measurement.


Vande Historic Costuming said...

I have a similar pattern from 1922. but it is only described as underwear - not sure how comfortable they would be to sleep in if not made out of a knit fabric (hubby wasn't so keen to test....) said...

I have a hard time distinguishing between patterns for union suits and those for one-piece pajamas. The only difference I can immediately see is that probably union suits don't have pockets.

Unless quite loose-fitting, I suspect the pajamas could bind in unpleasant ways.

Vande Historic Costuming said...

I never noticed the pocket until you pointed it out! I will keep an eye out for that now! Thank you so much!