Question: Thanks to Clotheslines, I have a cotton nightgown to sleep in, but I still cannot find cotton pajamas. I realize I could wear men's cotton pajamas, but I would like something more feminine. Does such an item exist?--D.T.
Answer: Yes. Los Angeles' own Olga has come up with cotton-knit pajamas with inserts of Cluny lace illustrated here. They're priced at about $53 and come in sizes small, medium and large. The fabric is made of long-staple Pima cotton and is both soft and opaque. For retail outlets, write to Olga, 7900 Haskell Ave., Van Nuys, Calif. 91409.
Q: My elderly mother is not handicapped and does not have any special clothing needs except for one--classic, good-taste dress designs priced under $50. If you can find a size 16 dress that meets these requirements and is also washable and designed with raglan sleeves, you will have made an 88-year-old woman and her daughter extremely happy.--B.B.
A: How about a raglan-sleeve dress that's available with either a shirt collar or Peter Pan collar? Styled with a 20-inch front zipper that ends in pull rings, it's available in a cotton-polyester plaid or cotton-polyester stripe for $40, sizes 16-18 and 20-22. (Sizes 8-10 and 12-14 in the same style are priced at $35). Add $2 for postage and handling. The company that makes this dress specializes in dresses for the elderly. It's ElderBerry, 4418 E. Chapman Ave., Suite 135, Orange, Calif. 92669. Prices start at $25.