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McCall's 7431

Next I am making winter pyjamas using this out-of-print pattern from 1994, part of McCall's Lanz of Salzburg series of sleepwear patterns. My fabric is an 80-20 cotton-wool blend by Liberty of London, long since discontinued, and a lucky find in a suburban fabric shop. Although not keen on ruffles, I want to be faithful to the designer's intentions, and a plain, round neck would have seemed severe, so I omitted the ruffle on the yoke but kept those at the neck and sleeves.
The finished pyjamas are a comfortable fit but obviously voluminous, and I could possibly have done more to downsize them or even made a size smaller.
McCall's 7431 (OOP)
McCall's 7431 (OOP)
Fabric: Liberty cotton-wool blend
Fabric: Liberty cotton-wool blend
Pie-crust ruffle collar
Pie-crust ruffle collar
The finished pyjamas
The finished pyjamas
The top
The top
Neckline detail
Neckline detail
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Pants
Pants