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Natty's Tie Dye Pajamas

Added Jun 14, 2011

by nattyjane

Berkeley, Califo...






Lately, most of my sewing time has been spent working on a big pajama project. I’m going on a vacation with two of my best friends this month, so I thought it would be fun for us to have matching pajamas. And then I thought, why not make matching pajamas for my sister and cousin who both have birthdays coming up?
I have now made 5 pairs of matching tank tops and shorts. Phew!
For the tank tops I used Grainline’s Tiny Pocket Tank pattern , but altered the back by adding a big cutout and crisscrossed straps.
The shorts were based on the Jane pattern from BurdaStyle. I altered the shorts pattern by rounding off the corners on the side seams, adding bias binding all around the leg openings, and using a few rows of encased elastic for the waistband. I used french seams and a bunch of bias binding so that everything is nice and neat.
After all the sewing was complete, I tie dyed each pair in a different color combination.
This project was really fun and I can’t wait to run around in matching pajamas with my friends!

Also on my blog!

Material Notes





Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    May 29, 2012, 02.06 AMby mimi74

    Beautiful work. I love the modifications you did!

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    Jun 19, 2011, 05.19 PMby nattyjane

    Thanks for all the kind words!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 02.51 PMby rebeccalady

    i love these!!!!!! <3 lately i’ve been making racer back tanks, thanks for the inspiration! i want to try crisscross!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 06.15 AMby patchitup

    Wow, really cute!! Hope you have a ton of fun!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 09.47 PMby peaches2218

    That back is fab. Could you either explain or post a super-close-up photo of that section so I can see the seaming, pleaseandthankyou?!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 02.21 AMby superjennylove

    love love love! great job as always!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 12.14 AMby wildflower31

    super cute

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    Jun 14, 2011, 07.01 PMby loyl8

    super cute!!!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 03.39 PMby Jodi Wade

    How fun! Two of my cousins and I had matching pjs when I was a kid :) I really like the back of the top.

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    Jun 14, 2011, 12.14 PMby robygiup

    So you tie dyed all the poajamas after sewing them? I thought you had used printed fabrics! You did a great job, the back of the top is very beautiful and I LOVE the colors!!! :) Now you should organize a pajama party with your friends, your sister and your cousin all together!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 10.26 AMby aggelicat .)

    F A N T A S T I C !!!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 10.01 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

    Oh I love these!!! I want one…lol. Did you make a pattern of you back adjustments? And is it hard to do? I am still having a problem moving darts…lol. Love the tye-dye too it really makes the jammies. They are going to LOVE them. Will have to post pics of the PJ party. Happy Sewing!!!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 04.14 AMby otrotamal

    Incredible! The colors are so lovely.

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    Jun 14, 2011, 01.45 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    oh these are fantastic…i swear i have a birthday coming up too :p great job, you have lucky friends/family!

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