Pyjamas from a vintage sheet

by Lazy Seamstress on October 20, 2013 · 11 comments

in Vintage Sewing

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.

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karine October 20, 2013 at 10:35 am

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


Lauriana October 20, 2013 at 10:49 am

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


PinhouseP October 20, 2013 at 12:10 pm

So cute! Well done :)


Kate October 20, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Oh my goodness! Love them.


laurien October 20, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Those are awesome! Great job!


Carolyn October 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm

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


tam francis October 20, 2013 at 9:42 pm

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!


Stacia October 20, 2013 at 9:43 pm

What a great fabric find!


Sharon Pickles October 21, 2013 at 1:30 am

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


Lazy Seamstress October 21, 2013 at 2:16 am

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.


Jennifer at My Sewing Suite October 21, 2013 at 10:37 am

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


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