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Sewing: Vintage Pattern PJ’s

We really are on a roll with our sewing and I love that my daughter, Gracie, is involved.  We’ve had a really busy week, so we have had to wait until the weekend to sew again!  I mentioned last week that she had selected a pair of PJ bottoms from ‘Love at First Stitch‘ by Tilly Walnes.  She wanted shorts and I opted for full length as I won’t wear mine for slPJ Fabriceeping, more for lounging!

We love the fabric.  There was a gorgeous 1940’s print with ladies in nipped-in-at-the-waist suits.  We didn’t like the colours on the fabric as much though – they were quite muted, otherwise we would have gone for that.  We liked the bright pink and green in this fabric.  I wonder if it qualifies for the #vintagepledge as it is using vintage inspired fabric.

We began by tracing the pattern from the book onto tracing paper.  We did find time to cut them out during the week, so we could just get straight on with the sewing this morning.

Here are Gracie’s shorts.  She is really pleased with them and did most of the sewing herself!  She wanted them lower on her waist, so I might just reduce the length if we make them again.IMG_1132

Mine went together really easily – it really is a very simple pattern.  The only change we made was to put elastic in the waist rather than making a cord as suggested in the book.  I wish I had put pockets in too – useful for my phone!  I may even unpick a bit of the side seam and insert some.  I had cut out the pattern piePJs Lyn and Gracece and got carried away and forgot to inset them!

Here we are together in our matching PJ’s!!  Oh my goodness – she is nearly as tall as me.  Gracie also fashioned a headband out of the remnants which she stitched all by herself too.

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3 thoughts on “Sewing: Vintage Pattern PJ’s

  1. Well done Gracie and Lyn – so nice you can work together on these projects. I make all my own PJs using a 1960s pull on trouser pattern that only has two pieces. Is this pattern similar?

    • Thank you Kate. They are made from four pieces. I’m already regretting not putting pockets in – I’ll definitely do that next time, or maybe even adjust these. I bought some denim yesterday, so a skirt is the next project. You have created a monster!!

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