21 January 2014

Glow in the Dark Pyjamas



My friends, I am now the proud owner of glow in the dark pyjamas. Not the most sophisticated of dressmaking projects, admittedly, but omigawd they're friggin' awesome! My photography skills aren't up to capturing the actual glow, so you're going to have to trust me that the glow is real. Hours of fun freaking people out in the middle of the night...


If you want to make your own glow in the dark pyjamas - for we will surely kickstart a trend - the fabric is Camelot Cottons Glow In the Dark Stars Flannel, gifted from Plush Addict. It's super soft and cosy, perfect for snuggling up inside away from the January chill. I drafted my own pyjamas pattern and finished it off with an elasticated waistband. Once I had the pattern, the whole project took just an hour from cutting the fabric to a final press of the overlocked seams - the perfect speedy make for a Monday evening.

I'm spending the rest of my time working hard towards the Coco sewing pattern release. Cripes, there are so many things to think about, but it's so much fun and I cannot WAIT to share it with you!

What have you been sewing this month?

[Soundtrack: 'The Lottery' by The Stepkids]

28 comments:

  1. Awesome! Those are so cute! I wouldn't be able to get to bed I'd always be peeking under the covers to see if they're still glowing! Do you know how long the glow lasts? I mean, how often can you wash them before it comes out? Anywho, winter coat sewing ATM!

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  2. I'm excited for the release of the Coco pattern! Keep working at it girl!

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  3. What's better than awesome PJs in the middle of winter.:)

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  4. My daughter (almost 2) has a pair of glow in the PJs that she's about to outgrow. They are AEWSOME for little kids, since you often have to find kids in the dark at night :) I've thought about embellishing with glow in the dark thread, but fabric is even better! Thanks for the tip!

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  5. I fear sewing glow in the dark pyjamas would lead to me sewing glow in the dark clothes...although perhaps that would be cool...hmmm...

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  6. Very cool! I'm a huge fan of hand-made pyjamas, but I don't think glowy ones would have occurred to me!

    As for what's on my sewing table, I've just finished a dress made of wine-red wool suiting, from a vintage '80s pattern which has a sort of '40s feel to it, an I'm delighted with it!

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  7. Very cool! I'm a huge fan of hand-made pyjamas, but I don't think glowy ones would have occurred to me!

    As for what's on my sewing table, I've just finished a dress made of wine-red wool suiting, from a vintage '80s pattern which has a sort of '40s feel to it, an I'm delighted with it!

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  8. Oh my gosh, that's so cool. I haven't been sewing anything.

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  9. LOVE! I bought a flannel onesie advertised as featuring spaceships and glow in the dark stars but it didn't actually glow. Major sads. This is so cute!

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  10. Eeeep!!!! These are awesome!!!

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  11. They look great Tilly! I really need to make my Wonder Woman PJs soon after seeing these :)

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  12. Those are amazing! I also can't wait for Coco to be released - hope you're enjoying the preparations amid all the hard work :)

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  13. Tilly I just love these and am going to order the fabric for my little peeps (grandchildren) they will love them - thanks so much. You made a wonderful job of these PJs as always, big hugs to you
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  14. ooh how fancy! I remember having lots of funny little glow in the dark things when i was a kid. I loved seeing them suddenly appear when the light went out. I am currently working on 2 cute go-go dresses that i plan to sell!

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  15. glow in the dark pyjamas? yes please!

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  16. Love the fabric. Might get some for a sensory blanket I want to have a bash at!
    My son has Angry Bird Star Wars Pjs that glow in the dark. :)

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  17. Fantastic! Just don't tell my children, please - they struggle to go to sleep as it is. With glow in the dark pyjamas they'd be up for hours.

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  18. My inner child is jumping for joy because these exist!

    Slightly Skint Blog

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  19. Red is such a sensual and lovely color. And these Red cocktail dresses look as sensual and lovely as ever. They are just perfect.

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  20. I just bought a pair of glow in the dark pyjamas for my 7 year old daughter. She actually didnt need them but we both got a little excited at the glow in the dark effect! Wish I could find some material locally to make myself some, or my for my brother. He's about to turn 40 but his inner child is still on the outer so he would really love these :)

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  21. Oh wow! Those are so cool! I'm going to have to get me some of that fabric! Fab! I've today finished a dress :) Not sure what's next! So much choice. Probably a tablet case I've been meaning to do for ages!

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  22. I once spent 24 hours at Reading Festival in a turban and and glow in the dark pyjamas. What I remember of it was a happy time. Love yours :)

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  23. Oh my goodness, I totally want these in my pajama drawer! Glow in the Dark Pajama pants =Totally Win. Wow, I love these! Might have to see if I can track down some of that fancy fabric in the states. :-)

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