Like many others, I love my pyjamas and spend most of my lounging around time in PJ bottoms or something similar, so having a nice pretty pair of PJs made by my own fair hands seemed like a brilliant idea. I've used the Simplicity 2721 pyjama pattern for my version of the pyjamas.
I wanted to use some of my stash up making these pyjamas rather than buying anything new and I decided to make them using this pretty pink vintage floral looking cotton lawn:
Karen's blog post tutorials were brilliant and, like her, I decided to give my PJs an elastic waist rather than a tie chord waist as it's much easier having an elasticated waist when your dying for the toilet in the middle of the night! I also lengthened the pattern by a couple of inches so there were no chilly ankles with the finished project.
I actually finished my PJ bottoms earlier in the week and they have already been tried and tested with some major lounging around! So far, so good!
And here they are (excuse the lighting, the camera's white ballence wouldn't sort itself out):
|the standard lazing about get-up|
Oh and my current reading list? Sad as it sounds I'm actually reading an academic book; Beginning Teaching Beginning Learning in Primary Education by Janet Moyles as I'm making a major career change come September to re-train as a primary school teacher so I've been getting some pre-reading in in advance (teacher's pet, me? Never!)
|complete with fluffy slippers|
So... anyone up for a pillow fight?