I’ve been meaning to show you my latest Fifi pyjamas for ages but I’ve been too busy wearing them!
The fabric choice is a bit of a departure from my usual stripes and spots obsession, but I think it’s sooo pretty and works really well with the pattern. It’s a floaty cotton lawn from John Lewis, with navy cotton poplin used to make the bias binding straps. Cotton lawns and voiles are perfect for the Fifi sewing pattern – you want something that feels nice against your skin, lightweight, preferably with a bit of drape.
I made these at the Saturday Sew-In we did at John Lewis a few weeks ago to launch Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns in their stores. You can buy our patterns in 14 John Lewis shops around the UK, as well as on their website. Thanks so much to those of you who’ve been emailing us or tagging us into pictures when you spot the patterns in your local store – we really appreciate you being our eyes on the ground!
Fifi is still my favourite pattern to sew. I love making the cute little delicate details – the dainty bias binding straps, the pleated cups and back bodice princess seams to add shape, the teeny curved hems and French seam finishes. Plus it’s so little that you don’t have huge pieces of fabric hanging off your sewing table, which is a bonus!
I’ve got four Fifi sets now and I’ve been wearing them interchangeably every night of the Spring and Summer so far. My next one is going to be made in peach coloured silk with black lace scalloped edge. Or that’s the plan anyway... wish me luck!