Now how cool is that, to find the photo matches the illustration?!?
I wonder if the pattern illustrators sometimes drew from 'life' or cloth, as it were. I'd always thought they just made it up or followed some vague direction - 'Make that one striped and that one green' style.
There is no time, Madam, at which hats do not matter.
FINALLY got a chance to wear my early 1930s vest/bolero...
You can't tell in this pic, but Lauren (gal in the middle) is wearing an amazing pair of 30s beach pyjamas she made herself!! Lauren, did you find a full length pic of them? I think Nicole might have taken one
Heidi actually even came across a picture of a woman wearing the exact same (or identical style) of beach pjs, complete with matching hat, that she had acquired a while before. What are the chances?! Vintage serendipity strikes again! I'll see if she will post here or let me do so!
Yes, I love her collection. I have found beach pjs in the past but they were always too small for me so I sold them on to friends. So many women here in Australia wore them in summer in the 1930s so I am surprised more don't turn up. Maybe they were all worn to death and thrown away, as they are sooo comfy
I have this 1930 poster advertising Bondi Beach (at Bondi Pavillion in Sydney) framed at home. Such a lovely, stylised depiction of the beach fashions of the day...including our beloved lounging pjs. The woman on the left even has a matching hat
Gotta love beach pjs with matching hats! Here's Heidi in one of her sets...
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