1960s | Lingerie | Vintage Sewing

Frothy Pink PJs

January 13, 2013

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!


  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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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