Between the end of the school year for me and the kids, vacation on the East coast, and a general lack of interest in spending time in the hottest room in our house (my sewing room), I haven’t been very productive, sewing-wise. So, for my first day without kids (camp/ daycare) in a while, I was bummed when I came down with my a cold. No one likes to be sick, however if I had to pick a day to fall ill, it would have been this day! With no work or children to tend to, I stayed in bed and read an entire book (The Martian, though not a typical choice for me :). But I finished it around 2 p.m., and had a few more hours before kid pick-up. Clearly, I needed to make a new pair of pajamas, in which I could convalesce for the remainder of my day!
Let’s start with the fabric, since it’s Liberty. The print is “Sabrina“. (Okay, I just had to scroll through 8 pages of Tana Lawn prints to find this particular style, and sheesh, Liberty prints are gorgeous.) The only thing more decadent than laying in bed and reading all day is a pair of Liberty cotton pajama bottoms. Too bad I didn’t have them on WHILE reading in bed all day!
The pattern is a revision of something I drafted up a while ago. With pockets, of course. The pattern could use some more tweaking, but these certainly turned out wearable!
To do justice to this lovely, fine fabric, I used French seams all around, using this tutorial from Deborah Moebes for creating French seams with on-seam pockets.
|French seam, with bottom corner of the pocket (hard to see!)|
That’s about it. Not a difficult or exciting project by any means, but a good reentry into my sewing room.
I felt well enough today to knock something else off my summer sewing list….the excitement builds!
2015 Resewlution, July garment #1
6 thoughts on “Sick-day PJs”
Wow you know all the tricks, or at least where the tutes for all the tricks are. French seams with pockets, who'd have thought it possible!
Great jammies and I hope you're feeling better.
Thank you soooo much for posting this just now! I am about to add pockets to the skirt of my rayon dress (needs french seams), and was not happy with the only other tutorial I found in the interwebs. I've gotten the first pass completed; so far, so good! PS, I ironed a bit of very lightweight interfacing to those 'clip carefully here' spots; those three little words are my beacons of warning!
Such wonderful pj pants.. hope your feeling better.
So happy this found you at the right moment! Good idea to add some interfacing at those critical spots!
As I tell my students who may be tempted to plagiarize, my husband works for Google, so I'm pretty good at searching for stuff there 🙂
Judy, I feel a tiny bit better. I'm determined to not let the residual sickness slow me down, though! Thank you!