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
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.
Sleeping in Liberty Tana Lawn is every bit as luxurious as I imagined.
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.
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.
Overall this is a good pattern with good instructions, apart from the 6mm seam allowance which is ok if you remember!
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
It was a lovely surprise!