1948 was a good year. After all, velcro was invented in 1948. Think how we have all benefited from that invention. You're missing out if you haven't seen the Velcro Song video.
But something else happened in 1948: McCall printed #7462: Boys' Two-Piece Pajamas.
We're 65 years too late to enjoy it as a new-release but, like wine and cheese, patterns have so much more charm when they're vintage.
The size in the envelope is a size 10 and both my boys are hovering around a size 10 RTW (although I personally classify them in Ottobre sizes!).
The pajamas are definitely charming. I looked around online for classic boys' pajamas in linen and seersucker (the fabrics you see above), and I could find almost nothing similar. What I did find was sold in children's boutiques .... at boutique prices.
You can see the pjs are very roomy. The pants would fit me. All the better for tossing and turning OR sleeping like a log. (Like most brothers, I suppose, these two are opposites in every way. One's a pensive insomniac; the other's out like a light....once he stops talking.)
The kid on the left was squirming from the prickly linen, so hopefully it softens up in the wash. I'll put some vinegar in with it.
The kid on the right was so excited he said he couldn't wait to go to bed. (He then retracted his hasty statement.)