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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bedjackets and Smart Slippers

Thought you might enjoy these images from Bedjackets and Smart Slippers dated 1945, Bernhard Ulmann Co.






 Wikipedia - The bed jacket, a woman's garment, is a waist-length robe worn to cover the chest, shoulders and arms while sitting up in bed. Its short length and cape-like cut allowed it to be put on (or removed) while in bed. Often made of sheer or lacy fabrics and displaying very feminine trimmings and details, it was often used more for seduction, rather than warmth or modesty. It was popularized in 1930s Hollywood films featuring glamorous settings and glamorous stars lounging languorously in their silken bedrooms. Ostrich feather tips, swan’s down, pleated tulle and shirred lace were just a few examples of the extravagant materials that could be used in creating these confections. These garments are currently very popular with people who have been hospitalized or recommended bed rest.


I think it is fun to see these old instruction booklets with their great pictures.  For other Vintage Thingies check out Vintage Thingie Thursday

8 comments:

Bead and Needle said...

I love these old pattern books - my grandmother had a ton of these. Thanks for the memories tonight - Happy Thursday! Tanya

LV said...

Bed jackets used to be very popular. You can still find them. They are just not used as much. A lady felt better if she looked nice in her fancy bed jacket.

Coloradolady said...

I remember these, and in fact, think my mom had a pink one. These graphics are great. I love them. Thanks for linking in today. Happy VTT!

Linda said...

I remember having a quilted bed jacket in the hospital when I had my first child!

craftyles said...

I also love old pattern books. I haven't ever seen a bed jacket in a thrift store-I'd love to find one-the luxury of it all!

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

I love old pattern books too! So much fun! Do stop over for a give-a-way on my blog:)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Pam, just stopping by to say hi. Hope all is well over there. Love your embroidered wildflowers. Best wishes, Tammy

lentochka said...

Hello, Pam!) I sent you a email.