Added Jun 22, 2014
“Girls, girls, girls. You’re both such lovely girls. You’ll be sharing sugar in no time. Don’t fight. And if you do, fight nice…with pillows… and jim-jams.”
As the nights got cooler, it was high time for me to have a matchy flanny PJ set. The op shop gods assisted in my mission by providing a beautiful flannelette fitted sheet in great condition. Much better than the swill they sell at Spotlight!
The top is Simplicity 4603, a gorgeous unprinted vintage blouse pattern which I think I’ll make up into a real shirt in future. The pants are a pattern I’ve used before, which was drafted from a pair of Peter Alexander PJ pants. I feel I did a reasonable job working with an unprinted pattern for the first time, though I had some gripes. I could work around the pattern falling to pieces by tracing it off, but the front dart was trued incorrectly and the back dart not marked at all! Geez.
fitted queen flannelette sheet, 1.3cm buttons and 2.5cm elastic from Salvo’s, Whisperweft interfacing from Lincraft, Vilene bias tape to stabilise pocket opening