A couple of months ago, I found myself in between projects and I wanted something quick to sew to cleanse the sewing palette.
I went digging through my out of control collection of vintage patterns and found this Advance 8816 in size 16 I picked up last year from Etsy.
I scrounged around my fabric stash and found something that would be suitable for a pair of cute pyjamas. What I found was ridiculous, but perfect.
Why not make a pair of pyjamas out of a lightweight cotton with lingerie printed on it? I was sold. I didn’t QUITE have enough for the pant view, so I had to make the shorts and use white broadcloth for unseen facings. I also realized too late that I didn’t have enough cotton bias tape for the shorts, so I made do with rayon bias tape for them. Sometimes you just have to compromise on a spur of the moment project!
The top is a little more involved than I would have originally thought, but I love the sheer ridiculousness of the finished product. The shorts were straight-forward and easy-peasy.
My dress form doesn’t have “legs” so the shorts look awkward on her, but check out the top!!!
After some discussion with my friend, it’s agreed that I should make this again in a sheer, flimsy fabric. She suggested mauve fabric with bubblegum pink satin piping. Pastels aren’t my thing, but I like the idea. To be continued?…