Sunday, 12 September 2010

Pyjama bottoms



So the simple project I chose to ease myself back into sewing is done, and it really was easy - McCalls 5248 in some cheapo floral cotton scored from a fabric shop in Brighton. I made the pyjama bottoms only, as a stretchy camisole or old t-shirt is my PJ top of choice. Little tip: I threaded the drawstring by taping one end of the ribbon to a pencil and shuffling it through.

 

There's room for improvement though. Next time I'll cut the waist a bit lower so it sits on my hips. Also, I made the same mistake as the ill-fated pedal pushers (still haven't finished those blasted pedal pushers!) of not measuring my (ahem) back crotch curve before cutting them out, so they're a little snug on my derri√®re when I sit down (what do they say about people who make the same mistake twice?).


I'm going to have very little internet access for the next two weeks, so apologies in advance for not commenting on your blogs or replying to emails straight away. I have lined up some blog posts though, so I won't be completely silent. See you anon!

[Soundtrack: 'Two Sleepy People' by Fats Waller]

16 comments:

  1. Very cute. I love the fabric you chose. And they look very comfortable!

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  2. They are really cute. You can never have too many pyjama bottoms. Love the ribbon. Oh, that damnable back crotch curve!!!

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  3. Karen, can you please tell that to my boyfriend? He seems to think that having a pyjama drawer is excessive. Men!

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  4. Looks comfy and cosy. :-)
    I always use safety pins to get through for tunnels, works quite well.

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  5. Cute and comfortable! I need to make some for myself for SSS. :)

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  6. Lovely! They look soooo comfortable! I love sewing pyjamas and need to sew more!!

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  7. Great use of that fabric and the ribbon coordinates beautifully!

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  8. They're so cute!! I love the pattern on the fabric as well.
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  9. Sooo pretty! I kept some fabric that was similar back for pjs. Probably bought in the same fabric shop in Brighton. But it hung around for so long that I made it into bunting as a present. Really regret it now. That is going on my epic list of winter sewing projects,
    You definitely can never have enough Pjs!!!

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  10. So comfortable and the ribbon is so cute! I must try and do one for me :P

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  11. Very cute.

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  12. So cute! You look like you'd be on a Belle and Sebastian cover!

    Janice
    http://www.meladori.com/shesinfashion

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  13. They're definitely cute! I love homemade pyjama bottoms, like you, with a t-shirt or something similar!

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  14. I have nominated you for a Beautiful Blogger Award. See here for details: http://didyoumakethat.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/beautiful-blog-award/

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  15. Love your fabric choice! They look great (and very comfy:)

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  16. Hey Tilly, it is really easy to add a little retrospective ease to the nether regions of a pair of trousers. Just turn them inside out by putting one leg inside the other. Then, making sure you are one the navel to small of back seam and not the inner leg seams. Stich a tapered line inside the original stitching line, half inch down from the crotch point and tapering back and front inner seam. (Yes I know it is counter intuitive but it WORKS!) Then use the serger to neaten the edge. Turn back the right way, try them on and you will be amazed at how much difference half an inch can make.

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