Pajama Party Jim Jams

Added Jun 23, 2013

by alekat

Sydney, Australia

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Time to show of my Jim jams for Did you make that’s Pyjama party!

The idea of the pyjama party sew along was devised by Did you make that in celebration of Sewaholics new pattern the Tofino Pyjama pants.
I have a lot of pyjamas already – most of them miss matched so I thought this was the best time to make a set.

I tried to invite my cat into the pictures, but he wasn’t keen

I found this pattern on Etsy – Weigel’s 2150. No year marked but Vintage Patterns wiki suggested it was from the 60s so into the shopping cart it went
At the local fabric store, the flannelette section was full but disappointing. Lots of kitschy cartoons for winter, luckily I found some sweet blue gingham – which I decided will do nicely.

These were the first pants I have sewn in 5 years, so I made a muslin (calico/toile) first. But when I made the muslin, I decided I’ll just make shorts so as to not waste too much fabric and of course I sewed them upside down. The crotch was very bulky and I couldn’t work out why. A telephone call to my mum confirmed my suspicion. So with that part out of the way, I decided to cut into the flannelette.

When cutting I didn’t have enough fabric to put the front piece onto the fold to cut, so there ended up being a seam down the front. I took some off cuts, pleated it on either side and attached it to the front to instead make it a focal point.
I also added some lace to the bottom edge and cuffs of the pants just like in the picture.
The pants worked out very well – I like the high waist as it keeps my back warm in the cold.
(And cause how many times have you woken up to find your pyjamas up near your waist anyway?)

I’m yet to wear them as I was trying to keep them neat for the photos, but I’m sure they will be very cosy!

Pyjamas are pretty good for new starters to sewing – not only because you’re going to only wear them at home but also because they don’t need buttons or zippers or any other tricky techniques

Did you join in the pyjama party too?

Check out my blog for more fun sewing projects!

Material Notes

Light blue flannelette gingham

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Other
Style
Casual, Classic, Preppy, Vintage
Material
Flannel

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    Jun 23, 2013, 12.45 PMby Debbie Allingham

    They look great – pjs good enough to be seen in! I think the high waist trousers look so cute with the little cropped top. It’s very true though that nice flannelette is hard to come by – I keep trying to get some in a decent design but fail every time.

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Jun 24, 2013, 03.59 AMby alekat

      Thank you! my local sewing shop seems to think that only children and nannas wear flannelette but i like this gingham anyway

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    Jun 23, 2013, 11.35 AMby lienepien

    Cute pyjama!

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Jun 24, 2013, 03.59 AMby alekat

      thank you :)

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    Jun 23, 2013, 08.12 AMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous photos, love the one in the air (we got some like that at my sons graduation) i love your pattern and you did a fabulous job sewing these p.j’s. i love them. they’re cute stylish and look great on you. x

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Jun 23, 2013, 08.47 AMby alekat

      Thank you! xoxo It takes awhile to get a good airshot.

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