1930s Lounge-wear & Housecoat Sewing Patterns
Lounge-wear in the 1930s was luxurious and elegant as it was comfortable. 1930s fashion sewing patterns included pajamas, robes, and housecoat designs. The relatively new lounging pajamas considered to be very versatile, appropriate for any time of day, and for many at-home activities: from relaxing, to informal dinners, to studying for college exams. Pajamas were also seen as an excellent opportunity to express individuality, as they were made in a wide variety of prints and styles. While cuts were mostly conservative and feminine, colors and prints ranged from delicate to exotic. Common fabrics were rayon or silk satin, crepe, or taffeta. In 1932, Vogue encouraged readers to replace their lounging pajamas with robes and housecoats, asserting that “lounging robes are really glamorous clothes.” They were seen as being just as sophisticated and practical, but even newer. However, women were not quick to abandon pajamas. Pajamas continued to be worn throughout the 1930s, though robes were also popular for lounging in – especially after a bath.
Our 1930's vintage Lounge-wear pattern collection is available in sizes ranging from XXS – XXL. We offer either the original pattern, a high-quality true to scale 1930s sewing pattern reproduction or an easy PDF sewing pattern to download at home.
References: The Vintage Woman Magazine