When there is an open invitation to a party in a different time zone, turning up at the right time can be a bit awkward. I gather from Karen's post that everyone will be up late chatting and eating popcorn, so I am hoping that any time before midnight GMT will mean that I don't miss out.
I have been re-reading Kerry Greenwood's Miss Fisher series, whilst watching the ABC series with my daughters, so considering that there is a literary sub-theme to this party, have made Miss Fisher worthy pjyamas.
I enjoy these books for their escapist plots, the triumph of good over evil, just right for bed-time reading, and the delightful characters, with the added bonus of detailed descriptions of 1920's clothing. In the television series, the costuming is fabulous. However, I am very glad that I own the original print issue of the books, as I much prefer the Art Deco illustrations to the new covers.
My homage to Miss Fisher are silk-satin pyjama trousers ( fabric bought mere weeks ago from The Remnant Warehouse), cut from my standard trouser pattern, but straight up from the hips at the side seams, without darts.
Due to the shaping at the centre seam, this cut makes the trousers too narrow to be pull on, so I have added a gusset at the fly.
This construction means that the pyjamas are comfortable, but only slightly gathered at the waist (with my elastic attached to shiny-side-in bias tubes as ties), which is much more flattering for someone with my waist to hip ratio than normal pyjama trousers.
The trousers are constructed with french seams throughout, with a little machine embroidery over the gusset seams, bias binding at the bottom of the gusset, and running stitch by hand at the top of the waist band for a neat edge when the trouser drawstring gathers the waist.
The remainder of my Miss Fisher outfit are the gown and nightgown/pyjama top from must-be-out-of -print-by-now New Look 6929. This is a very comfortable outfit, and looks much better than my flannies!