Liberty Tana Lawn · PJ's · Sewing

Liberty Tana Lawn Pyjamas & Kimono

I made these PJ’s  back in September but never got round blogging about them, I am using these lazy days between Christmas and New year to catch up with my backlog.

Whenever I go to London I always try to visit the Liberty store to admire all the lovely fabrics,  I also love the ladies sleepwear but as the pyjamas in Tana Lawn sell for about £130  they’re a bit out of my price range!  So when I found 3m of Liberty Tana Lawn, Maddock design on ebay for £18  I knew I wanted to use it to make pyjamas and if I could squeeze it in, a matching robe.

For the pyjamas I used Kwik Sew 2811 which I used before here

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For the robe I used a free pattern from Love Sewing that I found  by searching the internet for a free robe pattern Floral-oriental-kimono-robe

I shortened the length by about 6 inches as I am only   5’2″ and by happy coincidence was the perfect length to fit on my limited fabric.  All sewn with French seams which with kimono sleeves is easy.  I  remembered to add a hanging loop for hanging on the back of the bedroom door.

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Sleeping in Liberty Tana Lawn is every bit as  luxurious as  I imagined.

 

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PJ's · Sewing

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!