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Frothy Pink PJs

I finally finished another project that has been languishing on the sewing table for a while, waiting to have the finishing work completed. It’s a pair of bubblegum pink shortie pajamas from a 1960s pattern that I’ve had for a while.

The pattern I used was Butterick 7559.

Image courtesy Vintage Patterns Wiki

I’ve wanted to make these for a long time, but have just never gotten around to it until recently. I made View A, with a couple of alterations to the bloomers which I will address in a minute. The fabric I got online for pretty cheap. It’s a cotton/poly blend lawn in light pink, with a monochromatic polka-dot pattern.



Instead of using the bloomers from this pattern (since they sit at the natural waist), I wanted to make some that would continue to fit me during my pregnancy. I used the Colette Mini Bloomers pattern. I decided to cut out one size larger than my measurements, so that they would be extra poufy, and I also added about 3/4″ of length to the crotch so they would sit a tad higher. I’m very glad that I did. I really should have read more reviews before cutting my fabric because these mini bloomers turned out to be MICRO mini! They are completely wearable, just not quite what I was expecting. If I make them again I will definitely cut them to a larger size and add a couple more inches probably to the height in order to make them slightly less… revealing… shall we say? I will say, it is nice that these sit so low because they do sit comfortably below my stomach, so as it continues to expand they will continue to fit comfortably.

It’s fun to have something pretty and girly to sit around in despite the fact that I often don’t really have the energy to get off the couch for very long right now.

Ta Ta!


About the author: I’m a spanish teaching, classic movie loving, fabric hoarding, yarn coveting, chicken keeping bibliophile, and mother to a beautiful, wild little boy, with too many projects and nowhere near enough time to finish them all. Sewing and knitting are what help keep me sane.

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  • Deb January 13, 2013, 5:20 pm

    I love these Evie! I want to make my own set now after seeing these. And love the pink dotted fabric choice too. 🙂

    • Evie January 13, 2013, 7:35 pm

      Thanks, Deb! You should. They are so comfy!

  • Adele January 13, 2013, 6:42 pm

    Looks very cute. Inspirational too. There’s a 60s shortie pj pattern my stash, as yet untouched.

    Those bloomers are a very good idea. They are so much nicer than my 1930s pattern. Thanks for the info about the Collette pattern.

    • Evie January 13, 2013, 7:35 pm

      Yes, that pattern definitely requires some serious measuring and adjusting if you want them to cover anything.

  • Bec January 13, 2013, 8:53 pm

    They look so cute:) I love the lace detailing

  • bonita January 13, 2013, 10:22 pm

    Gorgeous work Evie ~ I love the bloomers! They are the exact kind of thing that I like to wear when pregnant as well. Pretty, cute, but comfortable! Fab!

    bonita of Depict This!

  • Iwona January 14, 2013, 4:29 am

    A very interesting post! I love vintage ♥ I invite you my blog in a similar style Vintage… I greet:)

  • BoPeep January 14, 2013, 9:16 am

    I love babydoll jammies! Wore them as a little girl and still do! Great job!

  • Housewife Betty January 14, 2013, 2:10 pm

    OMG those are so cute! The bloomers are a hoot.

    I have been seriously considering making a shorty PJ set. I just love the style, and shorts are actually pretty practical. I hate how long pajama bottoms and long gowns get twisted and bunched up as I sleep.

    The pink fabric is a great choice. Darling!

  • Violet Indigo February 6, 2013, 4:10 am

    I have the exact same pattern, which was my grandmother’s. It’s fascinating to see it made up.

  • MiMi Spears July 15, 2014, 8:17 pm

    Is there anyway I could get a copy of your pattern?
    It is effect for a costume we need fir a duo dance for 2 young competition dancers.

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