As a three-time cancer survivor, my mom has had more than her share of challenges. This year, I’m especially happy to give her a pair of hand-made pajamas – her favorite garment – for Mothers’ Day. Since she grew up in the 1950′s, this terrific vintage pattern was the perfect find:
I chose View 3, with shorts, because she lives in the South. Instead of the two hip pockets though, I did just the single upper pocket from View 1. Here’s the result:
The fabric is a crisp cotton in yellow (her favorite color) with ribbons and pale pink roses. I trimmed the sleeves and pocket with lace. I love the boxy shape of the top. The bottoms have a cute front pleat, which truly gives them 1950′s flair!
I accomplished a few sewing ‘firsts’ with this project: first collar, first set-in sleeves and first project finished with my new machine ( a Husqvarna Emerald 116, which I’m absolutely loving!). This machine makes near-perfect button holes, automatically:
And here is perhaps my favorite detail, the pink vintage buttons:
Altogether, a fun and worthy project. I know my mom will love them! And I’m looking forward to making a few more pair, for summer and winter.
Has anyone else made vintage pajamas or lingerie? I’d love to hear your advice. Thanks for reading!