I cut out the fabric for these pajamas back in May before my sewing hiatus. I finally sewed these up and they’re the first thing I’ve sewn for myself since early May. That’s the longest I’ve gone without sewing for myself in 6 years!
These were an easy and satisfying make and I was also glad to use some of this silk I bought over a year ago. I could never figure out what to sew with it. I’m sure many of you can think of much better ways to make use of silk like this and now that I think of it, maybe I should have saved if for something more snazzy than simple PJ’s. But the lightweight silk crepe fabric was only five dollars a yard so what the heck, right? Now I have something really amazing feeling to sleep in.
I could tell just by looking at the pattern that it had a ton of ease so I went ahead and cut out a size small which fits perfectly for pajamas. I was hoping I might be able to wear the top with something else, but it’s too boxy for me and the cut on sleeves are a bit too wide for me.
I’m holding the book Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. I sped through this well written, witty, but also romantic social satire about Hollywood spanning five decades in about four days. I loved it.
I sewed French seams on both pieces and the shorts have a simple elastic waistband.
Both the top and shorts have curved hems. The top has a bias bound neckline, too. A classy touch.My hand is blocking the short’s sides here, but they have high slits, giving these sleep shorts a little spiciness.
I’d like to make another pair, but with the tank top version instead. I can’t imagine sleeping in the romper version. The confusion I might have taking it off to go to the bathroom in the middle of night! But it would make a cute beach coverup, wouldn’t it?
Loungewear pajama with romper view and top and shorts. I chose the top with cut on sleeve.
It was recommended I cut a medium for my measurement. I cut a small and there is plenty of ease still.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, very easy but there is no info on how to finish seams. I used French seams.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
So simple to sew up!
A lightweight silk crepe.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None, I just sized down.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, in the tank top version.
Very comfy and easy to make!