When I saw that Karen of Did You Make That? was having another pajama party this year I got excited! A few months ago I had gone on a wild pajama fabric buying binge, with the idea to sew an entire lounge/pajama wardrobe for myself. When I get home from whatever we have been doing, I almost always change into some sort of loungewear for the remainder of the day/evening. Unfortunately my most current lounging wardrobe consisted of stretched out maternity pants and tops that are comfortable, but not exactly easy on the eyes 🙂 So in the interest of not looking like a homeless lady anymore, I decided to sew up a combination of dresses and pajama pants that would be comfortable but also fun and pretty.
I didn’t use the Sewaholic Tofino pattern that Karen used for her sewalong- I think it is a really cute pattern, but I had already drafted this one based off an old pair of jammies. I did a contrast elastic waist and little cuffs, but no drawstring- I made some pj pants before with a cute drawstring but my shirt always covers it up anyway, and it just ends up making a bumpy bulge under my shirt. I tried to keep these somewhat fitted at the top, and wider through the legs. Here’s the back-The fabric here is from Dear Stella, their Town and Country line, inspired by all things British 🙂 I don’t often seek out quilting cotton anymore, but when I do I love the prints from Dear Stella.
But wait, there’s more!Fabric: Timber and Leaf by Sarah Watts for Blend FabricsFabric: Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry…this was my first pair, and when I had to make some adjustments my pattern matching ended up a bit wonky.Fabric: Homespun Chic by Melody Ross for Blend Fabrics
It can get hot here in the summer sometimes, so I decided to add some loungy dresses to the mix. We don’t have air conditioning, which is usually not a problem (unless you are hugely pregnant like I was a few years ago, and then you have Fred Flintstone feet all summer) but I thought something to wear on those hot days would be nice. When I made my Eucalypt dress recently I wore the muslin around the house for a day and was thinking how comfortable it was…so that’s what used as my pattern! Here are my Eucalypt lounge dresses:Fabric: Revive by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics…I made a mistake and sewed the bias tape to the wrong side of the dress (late night!) but decided I was to lazy/tired to unpick it and just finished it up that way. I like how it looks on this one, happy accident!Fabric: Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey…this one has been in my stash for a few years…yay for stashbusting!Fabric: Garden Party by Dear Stella…love this print so much! I wish Dear Stella made their prints available on apparel weight fabrics like voile or rayon challis.
So now I can lounge around the house in comfort, but still feel pretty! And not feel embarrassed when I answer the door for the UPS man or whatever 🙂 Checkout all the pyjama party action over at Did You Make That?