Subversive Femme

Christmas Week – Perfect in Every Detail Bedjacket, c. 1937

I’m a sucker for vintage bedjackets, peignoirs and dressing gowns – especially that peachy-pink colour they all seem to come in. What ever happened to glamourous bed-wear? Sigh…

Well, maybe you’re lucky enough to have a real glamourpuss to in your life to knit for (and maybe you are the glamourpuss!) and this early thirties bedjacket fits the bill.

This vampy design comes from Woolworths Economy Knits, although I’m not sure how economy ‘Silkenthread’ is. I would think its probably a fingering weight rayon knitted on 3.75mm needles – and don’t forget the 5 yards of raunchy marabou.

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    November 18, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    That is just awesomely glamourous! The feather boa detail is just awesome.

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    June 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    love it! the glam of 1930s bed jackets is absolutely to die for.

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    Denise Gore
    May 19, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Oh my! I am knitting a bed cape from the 30s now. This pattern may be on my To do pile.

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