Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ruffled Bed Jacket: Vintage Simplicity 4756


I've never seen a bed jacket pattern cover I didn't like. These ladies know all about looking glamorous while lounging! Here I aimed more for cheer than for glamour (witness the bright bright plaid).


In love with ruffling right this minute! I used the ancient ruffling foot from an old box of Singer attachments (went right on my Brother) and set it to pleat. It is so much fun! I plan to put pleated ruffles on absolutely everything from here on.


This is in the shop for anyone who wants to be cozy. Yes, I'm thinking of you!

14 comments:

Sonja said...

Why these aren't in style anymore is beyond me! How many times have I sat up in bed trying to read during the colder months while trying to drape, wrap, finagle a blanket around me to keep warm. These are simply brilliant! And yours is adorable.

Regan Family Farm said...

Seems like these would be beautiful and feminine for day clothes! Maybe it's time for me to start praying for a mother's helper, who happens to be a seamstress!

Heather said...

Anna, this is beautiful -- I just love it.

Allison said...

I have an exact match to the bottom right picture, even in that pink colour too....I highly recommend a nice warm bed jacket :-)

Lisateresa said...

That's charming! And it looks like flannel - nice and cozy. But the ruffler - I have an old one, too - I keep eyeing it with trepidation. How do you know, if you have a length of something you want to gather/pleat, how to get it to evenly do it, so it's the same length as the piece you're attaching it to when you get done?
Does that make sense? How do you estimate that? If I knew the answer, I'd use that ruffler!

Rachel said...

I love vintage patterns and am almost envious of your lovely collection. Now I have to figure out if I have or can get a ruffle attachment for my Singer.

Hopewell said...

Beautiful enough to wear with a skirt and blouse. I really love the colors. Not the type thing I personally wear, but it's just plain lovely!

An Adventurer in the World said...

I remember shopping for bed jackets for my dear grandmother when she was ill. Impossible to find!

Yours looks so cozy.

deb meyers

Mary from Michigan said...

It's adorable. I'm also a christian homeschooling mom who hopped over from my sister's blog, old centennial farmhouse. I stay home and sew and do other projects while my husband is gone often and my daughter does her school work. People call me a hermit because I'm so content to stay home. Anywhoo, what does a "ruffling foot" look like? I have some ancient Singer attachments that I could probably use on my newer Singer, but I don't know what this particular foot attachment looks like? Could you picture it on your blog?

Carla said...

How well I remember bed jackets. My grandmother had a very dainty one to wear if she had to enter the hospital, as did most of the ladies back then. So sensible. The lady was modestly covered and even fashionable but she didn't have to wrestle with a full housecoat under the hospital blankets. As Sonja said, brilliant!

Amber said...

Mary, here's a link for you. :)

http://www.april1930s.com/html/singer_ruffler___gathering_att.html

Rebekah said...

Pleats. Pockets. Plaid. Have mercy!

Rona's Home Page said...

My mother used to wear bed jackets.

Amy said...

Well, I do believe my mother has that pattern as well! :-) She has yet to make it, but that's kind of funny...

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