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Kwik Sew 2811 – Daisy PJ’s

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My son gave me  this pretty daisy fabric for my Birthday and  thought it would be nice as PJ’s.  As Kwik Sew patterns were half price at the time I decided on K2811

The shirt has front button closures, a collar, a pocket with a pocket band and sleeve cuffs. The pull-on pants and shorts have elastic in a casing on the back and ties on the front. 

I cut a size M  but as I didn’t have the required amount of fabric it was a bit of a tight squeeze to fit  in all the pattern pieces but by cutting the under collar out of a plain white cotton it worked out.

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The problem came with the short style bottoms.  Seam allowance is only 6mm but I forgot this when sewing them up, also I probably should gone up a size for the bottoms for comfort.   They did fit but were a tad too tight for which is not idea for PJ’s,  I had already trimmed the seams and over edged them so I couldn’t  let the seam out,  I got busy with the seam riper and unpicked both side seams and  added a strip of white cotton down each side.

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Overall this is a good pattern  with good instructions, apart from the 6mm seam allowance which is ok if you remember!

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I have plans for a set PJ’s in Liberty Tana Lawn with a matching Kimono style dressing gown.

In other news I received an unexpected parcel on Friday

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It was a lovely surprise!

 

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9 thoughts on “Kwik Sew 2811 – Daisy PJ’s

  1. Very resourceful of you to put those white strips in – like a very girly pair of football shorts 😉
    A lovely surprise from the postman – that’s a lovely piece of fabric.

  2. Just made the same pattern in the same fabric, but the blue version rather than the pink. And I did cropped trousers. Literally just back from Brum where I bought the buttons. I will blog as soon as they are finished and link to your blog….. At least it is unlikely we will meet at a party wearing similar pyjamas! Ann

  3. What a well trained son you have! I agree, the perfect fabric for PJs and they lovely – great rescue, too, with the whit inserts. Well done on winning the fabric – what a treat!

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