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.
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.
I left off the top button, too, so that the collar can lay open.
And I like the sleeve bands.
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?
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.
I used petersham ribbon for the straps, and left a 2 inch curved vent at the side seams hemline.
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.
16 thoughts on “Pyjamas”
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? 🙂
Yes, I am about due for some pjs. Your’s look lovely, and comfortable… Which is very important! It’s on my “sewing to do” list!
Lovely pj’s. I’m afraid I am a bit lazy and make the trousers but wear them with t-shirts. Yours are so much nicer I may be forced to make more effort.
Cute PJs and you did a really nice job with the piping which adds the perfect finishing touch.
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.
so cute! you look adorable! i need another pair of pj pants myself, but as it’s getting chillier, it’ll be a plaid flannelette for me ^_^
Flannelette sounds perfect. I may follow your lead….
So cute! PJ’s are on my to-do list…and these are really nice. Maybe soon? Enjoy your sweet new summer jammies as long as you can.
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 😉
Y’know, I can only embarrass my family so much… These are pretty enough to feel like I’m not shaming anyone in the morning!
LIke Mrs Mole these make me want to sew a pair. I’ve never sewn jammies – maybe now’s the time. Just lovely. Sleep tight (or not….)
Now that I’ve sewn a couple of pairs, I need more…. perhaps in silk?
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!
hahaha! I’m hoping to use some silk in my stash for a winter pair.