Thursday, November 2, 2017

Pajama party

The temperatures are finally bearable for open windows now, and that means that I need a whole new wardrobe for sleeping and lounging.  AC demands a little more coverup but now...I can sleep in some lighter pieces.  Who remembers babydoll pjs?

I definitely am past the stage for babydolls but I am interested in making some cute pjs.  I like sleeping in shorts and a top, and I love nightgowns.  Here are my plans: 

 Up first, and already cut out in my studio, is the middle pattern M 6659.  I've already sewed this twice and have a review here-M 6659 review  I was not really taken with it because the size seemed small and there are 4 darts in the top.  Who needs darts when sleeping?  I altered this beyond recognition and can now whip up sleep shorts which are loose and a top which is only slightly fitted.  This set will be in grey, pink and turquoise voile.  

Next is B 6296 in a green and cream abstract print voile.  This pattern got good reviews on PR and I'm looking forward to making it.  It will take some extra time with all the piping, but isn't that a nice touch?  


Lastly is a glorious floral for a nightgown.  B 6225 shows a knee-length gown but I will either go ankle length or mid-thigh.  This pattern only has one review on PR and I think it is probably due to the ruffles and pintucks.  I did a mockup of this and it also runs pretty tight through the bust.  

At 63, I sometimes do not feel alluring.  Part of aging gracefully includes acknowledging that fact but still treating myself in ways that honor my physical self.  I hope this is true for all of you too!

11 comments:

  1. You've got NO signs in boxes instead of pajamas

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  2. Thanks Barbara, i will edit this.

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  3. Love the owl voile! PJ's are fun to make.

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    1. I think of YOU when I look at it :-)

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  4. i love the shorts and shirt pjs. i'm never comfortable in a gown but that's cute too. i need to step up my pj game. what a great idea!

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    1. My tummy is always more comfy in a gown 😊. It would be nice if Sewing Workshop ventured into loungewear.

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  5. My pyjamas are probably my most worn home sewn garments (along with exercise wear). I get to sew what I find comfortable in cotton fabrics that I love. For some reason, RTW pyjamas are rarely quite what I want. Enjoy wearing your pyjamas when you get them all made up.

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    1. RTW pjs are sometimes too twee. I love to use quirky cottons for sleepwear.

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  6. Ooh,nice patterns for the pjs and the nightgown looks really pretty! Love your fabric choices!!

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  7. These are some really nice patterns! I am a wedding organizer working the DC wedding venues, and in my spare time, I like to make my own clothes. I also make my own Pjs. Mostly I just buy the cloth I like and go with my own designs but I do keep looking around. Good luck with your ideas. Happy Holidays!

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