Pyjamas from a vintage sheet

I picked up some fabulous vintage flanelette sheets recently in my favourite charity shop, of course I had to make some pyjamas.
I used a pair of my comfiest pyjamas to draft a pattern.

I used french seams throughout for comfort and finished off the top with some lovely vintage buttons.
I’m really happy with how this first draft turned out, and so it seems is my daughter who after modelling for me is now keeping hold of this pair for herself!
I’ll make another pair for me, just got to find some equally fab fabric.

• Meet the Author • Lazy Seamstress


Hi, I'm Jeanette, married to Woody and mummy to a large family aged from toddler to teen. I live in the UK in an Edwardian house with frogs in the cellar and chickens in the garden. I love to sew, and particularly love vintage or vintage inspired designs.


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11 comments… add one

  • They look so neat and comfy ! The print and colours are lovely.

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  • They look really comfortable. And kind of 70′s style…

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  • So cute! Well done :)

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  • Oh my goodness! Love them.

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  • Those are awesome! Great job!

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  • These are so gosh darn cute! Vintage bedsheets are so wonderful to make into garments!

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  • Loooove it! I just picked up some polka-dot sheets at a thrift store I thought I would make into a pinafore, but jammies is such a GREAT idea. They look so cozy! I have a few sewing vintage blog posts, but mostly write about swing dancing and 40s stuff. This is great inspiration for me :) Thanks!

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  • What a great fabric find!

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  • Love these pj’s and the lovely red headed model too. Very clever idea :)

    http://asaucystitch.blogspot.co.uk/

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  • Thanks all, my daughter didn’t take them off after modelling them. I think she was afraid I’d take them back! She wore them for the rest of the day and to bed. I think she likes them.
    I have another vintage sheet I might use to make another pair for me, and will be checking my favourite charity shop for more fabric.

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  • Great pajamas and use of some fabulous fabric. My teen would love these.

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