Wednesday, June 30, 2010

1961 PJs

One of my really good girlfriends is moving to Arizona in a few weeks to teach second grade. While she is really excited to start her new job, she is definitely bummed out that she will be so far from all her closest friends. She decided that a good old fashioned slumber party would be a great way for us to all get together and have one last hurrah before she leaves.

Until today, I didn't really own any real pajamas. And, knowing me, I couldn't go to a slumber party without the proper attire, so I decided VERY last minute to whip up a pair from a vintage pattern that my mom and I just pick up at an estate sale for a mere 10 cents.

With the help of my mom I made a few changes to the pattern, opting for a simple elastic waist, snaps instead of buttons, and shorter pants and sleeves, but I love how it came out. I used a vintage bed sheet that I got on my trip to Canada two summers ago. If you haven't used a bed sheet before, I would certainly recommend it. My jammies are super comfy!!!

Emily


Vintage Pajamas: Made by Me from a 1961 pattern

8 comments:

Decades a Go-Go said...

Omg I love it! So cute! :)

Deb said...

Awesome jammies!

Miss CherryBubbles said...

Swell jammies! You're gonna rock the slumber party in those :)

Stefanie Valentine said...

Oh you look so cute! I want to join in your slumber party!

Sweetness and Deceny said...

They're adorable!

MarieBayArea said...

awwww, cute!

Amy said...

Hey Doll.....those are even cuter in person!

Also, I must say 1961 was a VERY good year ;)

Love,
Mumsy

tea time and roses said...

Hello Emily!

Your pj's are adorable. Your dear sweet Mom has been a blogging friend of mine for a long while now and I had to get by and say hello to her daughter.:o)

What a lovely blog you have here and will be sure to drop in again to say hello.

Enjoy a most lovely 4th of July!

Smiles....

Beverly