E-PATTERN- Lounging at the Lido- 1930s Beach or Lounging Pajamas and Eton Jacket

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This listing is for a downloadable e-pattern to print at home on US Letter or A4 size paper.

Wearing History

#3017 "Lounging at the Lido" 1930s Beach or Lounging Pyjamas and Eton Jacket

This pattern is a "Resto-Vival" pattern and is suitable for looks from the early to mid 1930s.  These pyjamas (or pajamas) are as chic to wear for the seaside, on the boardwalk, or by the poolside as they are for the boudoir.  In cottons and linens they are cool summer wear.  In satins and silks these pajamas are glamourous for the hostess or for lounging.

The sleeveless pajamas have an open neckline accented by a two piece collar.  The loose fit of the pajamas can be cinched in at the waist by using ties that can be applied by stitching at the side fronts or by creating a slit opening and passing the belt through.  The ties create a bow at the center back.  The back of the pajamas button up.  These pajamas have very wide legs, the opening of the size 16 (bust 34) at the lower edge of the leg is 1 3/4 yards.

This pattern also includes a short sleeved cropped Eton Jacket, or bolero.


This pattern is available in Misses Sizes only. Please note that Sizes 42-46 are not for plus sizes and are based on a Misses Size block.

If you are between sizes cut the next size larger, as my patterns have less ease than modern standards.  Please order pattern by measurements (given in inches), as the size numbers do not equate to modern pattern sizing and pattern sizing can vary from pattern to pattern on my website.


 Note that these instructions are not illustrated and are text only and sparce compared to modern patterns. Please read below for more information on "Resto-Vival" Patterns.

This pattern was based on a vintage size 16 (bust 34) original historic pattern.  This pattern was originally only available in sizes 30 inch to 38 inch bust and yardage requirements are given only for those sizes.  A cutting guide is included only for size 16 (bust 34).  For all other sizes please use your discretion when buying fabric lengths, and all other sizes will need to create their own cutting layout.  The trouser pieces are very large and it is suggested to use at least 45" wide fabric for size packs B and C.

The sample of the pattern was made up in a linen for the blouse section and printed cotton for the trouser section with vintage buttons up the back. Please note that additional buttons were used on the sample garment, more than are indicated on the original pattern.

This listing is for the pattern to sew this yourself, not a finished garment.

About Wearing History Resto-Vival™ Patterns

Resto-Vival™ Patterns are original historic patterns that have been restored and revived.  Original patterns are usually available only in single sizes, precut from tissue paper and totally unprinted, with details like grainlines and darts indicated only by small perforations.  Resto-Vival™ patterns are printed on sturdy bond paper instead of tissue and clearly marked with drawn and labeled markings.  These markings aid the modern sewer in understanding the markings of the original pattern and the construction of the garment.  Resto-Vival™ patterns follow the period shapes of the original patterns, maintaining the historical accuracy of the completed garment.  Original period instructions are included. These instructions are text only (unless otherwise noted) and fairly minimal, especially compared to instructions for modern patterns.  At least an intermediate knowledge of dressmaking and a good familiarity with pattern construction is suggested.  You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book handy to help with basic construction methods that the pattern instructions do not cover in detail.  Also, fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry.




This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper.  You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale.  Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern. 

This pattern is tiled into letter sized paper.  You will print these documents on your home printer, cut, and tape them together, to form a larger pattern layout.  Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.  

This pattern comes in 2 files, and uses a LOT of paper.  

  • 64 sheets of paper for the pattern and sewing instructions in one file
  • 1 for the e-pattern "how to" sheet.  

65 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed to make all garments in this pattern.  This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions. 


-  How to Download -  

You will be able to download this pattern after your order is marked as "Completed".  

If ordering with mailed product, purchased with an unconfirmed Paypal address, or purchased with a credit card, there may be a slight delay, as I will need to manually approve the transaction before the system marks it as "completed".

By purchasing this pattern you agree to the following terms:  This e-pattern is licensed exclusively to the person who purchases this pattern from Wearing History for the sole purpose of home sewing or non-profit use.  Commercial or production use is prohibited.  Do not share this pattern by email or any other form.  Remember, I make my living by using my talents to make these patterns.  Help support indie small business by telling your friends to purchase their own copy of this pattern from http://wearinghistory.clothing

MANY THANKS to Nicole of Paper Moon Vintage for being the lovely model for this pattern.  You can purchase the wide brim hat she is wearing in the photos at her website.

Photos by Allison Barcenas Photography.

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  • 5

    Posted by Emileigh Rogers on Apr 27th 2016

    This pattern is great! It comes together quickly, and the pieces fit together perfectly. There isn’t a whole lot of explanation in the instructions, but if you’ve got some experience it won’t be difficult. (The only tricky part for me was the point on the back where the two back bodice pieces meet the leg pieces.)

    I’ve got more details in a blog post here: http://www.flashbacksummer.com/2015/05/1930s-rain-storm-pajamas.html

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