|I cannot get enough peter pan collars. *sigh*|
|One of my favorite details of the housecoat I|
made, bluebird buttons.
When I think of housecoats, I do have to be honest and say that I do mostly think of my grandmothers and the old show Mama's Family(?). However, I think they deserve a second look and can be very practical.
|I used this pattern for my housecoat|
and you can get your own copy here.
First, a housecoat is NOT a robe. There is a difference between a robe and a housecoat. One being that a robe wraps and ties in the front and a housecoat usually buttons, zips, or snaps up the front and may or may not have a tie at the waist. Vintage housecoats also are usually about knee length and a vintage robe is floor length. Oh, and pockets! A housecoat often has really roomy pockets!
|Make sure you check out this 1950s|
housecoat with princess seams and quilting.
Not all housecoats are so voluminous.
|Try a short-sleeved housecoat |
for the warmer months.
|My paternal grandmother had a|
similar housecoat except it was
satin and had embroidered moons
and stars on it. So chic! This new
old-stock one is available here.
|How about a 1930s housecoat?|
|This vintage housecoat pattern|
looks better than most of our