I found several images of women’s pajamas (or pyjamas) in this April issue of Delineator. Only one was a Butterick pattern; the others appeared in advertisements. They all had this in common:
Constriction at the ankle must have been a “thing” that year. (It wasn’t new….)
One-piece pajamas, also sleeveless, were shown in an ad for Dove Undergarments and Lingerie.
Another stylish pajama can be seen in the upper right corner of this fabric ad:
Serpentine Crepe was made by Pacific Mills, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. That’s their circular logo on the wall, below.
Gathering around the ankles was not new; I’ve seen it in 1917…
… and in new patterns issued as late as 1925 and 1926.
The sleeveless, V-necked 1926 top is similar to the 1920 pajama pattern No. 2055.
In 1920, there was considerable variety in the pajama tops.But the alternate view of 2055 shows a version with sleeves and collar variations — and pajama bottoms that hang straight and loose at the ankle.
It’s possible to imagine this sailor-collared pajama venturing out onto the beach — eventually.
When did women start wearing pajamas? The Vintage Traveler wrote about that question here. Sweet dreams, everyone!