Hooray! I made pajamas!! Happy Pyjama Party Day, everyone!
I’m so pumped up about these pajamas– I love them! The pants are made from Simplicity 2116, and the top is Grainline’s Tiny Pocket Tank. The pants were super easy to put together (although definitely MUCH easier if you don’t sew when you’re sleepy and sew your French seams inside out… TWICE… so much unpicking!!). The fit was a bit granny-panty (who wants super high-waisted PJ’s? not me!), so I folded down the waistband once more before inserting the elastic. Easy! The more astute reader may be asking, “Ginger, why does your Tiny Pocket Tank not have a tiny pocket?” I ran out of time! I finished up the top this morning and barely had time to snap a couple of pics before jumping in the car and blasting to Philly to meet up with my brother-in-law. So I’m posting late in the day, but hey, it’s still officially “Pyjama Party” day here in the States!
This was a great exercise in stash-busting for me– I bought this lovely cotton-silk blend in Paris last summer. It was in a bargain bin with 3m lengths for 10 euros at Les Coupons Saint-Pierre, and I’ve been saving it with the intention of making a dress. But with all this talk around the internet about cake vs. frosting and making clothes that you will actually wear, I was inspired to cut into this for pajamas and I’m so glad I did! And let’s be honest– lil ol’ tomboy me wouldn’t get much wear out of a cotton candy pink dress! And dude… I spend A LOT of time in my pajamas. Like, as much as possible. I get home from work, walk the dog, and then it’s into PJ’s for the rest of the night!
This is actually my second Tiny Pocket Tank– it’s a lovely pattern, but I have been swamped lately and have been using every spare minute to sew, so haven’t had a chance to take photos. I’ll review it properly soon, I promise!
Thanks VERY much to Karen for hosting this sewalong– I can’t remember the last time I’ve had this much fun! Speaking of fun, I’m really excited to check out all your PJ posts tomorrow when I get back into town! I’m especially excited to hear what you’ve been reading lately! I must confess… I haven’t been able to read anything longer than New Yorker articles lately! When I’m working on a TV show, I generally fall asleep the second I get into bed, but I’m really excited to do some reading after I wrap next week! Bossypants is first up on my list, and I’m hoping to finish Moby Dick– I’ve been in the middle of it for a year or two and just haven’t had the time to devote to finishing. The time I read a book was back in February when I was laid off for a couple of weeks, and I read Bel Canto. It’s a lovely and unusual novel– I definitely recommend it!
Yay! I’m so glad I got to party with you guys! Can’t wait to see all your jammies!
* Can’t quite bring myself to spell it “pyjamas”… feels a bit inauthentic to an American gal like myself!