Pyjamas

Burda 12-2014 pajamas

I have needed a decent set of pyjamas for a very long time, and was finally driven to cutting and sewing up two sets from Burda’s December 2014 issue.  The first set is the pyjama shirt and capris.  Each image below clicks through to the pattern itself over at BurdaStyle.

Burda 12/2014 #133Burda 12/2014 #135camisole top

The fabric is a cotton lawn purchased over a year ago for the intent of a smocked girl’s dress that never happened.  I used a black poly-cotton broadcloth for the piping, and left off the pockets.  I cannot see the use of pockets in bed. I also didn’t face the capri hemline, but rather serged the edges, turned, pressed and top stitched them.

PJ pants hemling piping

I left off the top button, too, so that the collar can lay open.

Collar piping

And I like the sleeve bands.

Shirt band with piping

I didn’t have enough fabric to do a proper FBA, but as I will definitely be making another set of PJ’s, I will do so next time.

As for the other pair, made of Liberty of London Felicite in a purple colourway (again purchased over a decade ago for a smocked dress), I used the same capri pattern.  I curved the vent edges and did a narrow turned hem.  I did put a pocket on this pair, although you cannot see it, and I never use it.  But I had the scraps, so I thought, why not?

useless pocket

The little camisole top gave me more pause for thought.  I did a 2″ FBA, cutting through the dart and re-drafting the upper bodice piece into two, as the interior shows below.

Burda 12-2014-123 interior

I used petersham ribbon for the straps, and left a 2 inch curved vent at the side seams hemline.

Burda pajamas Felicite

 Very comfortable, I must say.  I wonder it took me so long to make these.  And now that cooler weather is just around the corner, I’ll need to make a warmer set or two.

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15 thoughts on “Pyjamas

  1. Wow again. I have been too lazy to this point to make pyjamas, but yours are making me re-think my position. They are just beautiful and finished so nicely. You look gorgeous in them, too.

    I wear men’s pyjamas bought from one of the old mercerie (dry goods) stores in Florence, and come to think of it they have pockets too. What would pockets be for on men’s pyjamas? A pipe? 🙂

  2. Very pretty!. As I’ve been putting away my summer clothes me-made summer PJs, I was thinking I need to make a some for spring and fall. Have a nice cotton satin waiting for it.

  3. Both sets are gorgeous! I’ve been toying with making this set for a while but always got sidetracked by shinier things. So good to see how lovely yours look, maybe I can get my priorities sorted out 😉

  4. Just darling…makes me want to make a pair for myself…but my stash is lawn-free…darn it! I like your treatment on the hems, who needs thick facings anyway? The camisole top is perfect! don’t know how your hubby can resist you in that fetching pose!

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