The time I spent sewing this weekend resulted in new pj's for me! I have had these lightweight, cotton, jersey, knit, prints in my stash since last summer. I had pj's in mind when I bought them, and I am glad I finally got around to making them. The comfort level is amazing. The fabric is so soft and the fit is perfect. I used three different patterns: Burda 7890, view C and D, Kwik Sew 3740, view B, and New Look 6922, view B. You may recognize the Burda pattern as the same one I made for my mom, here. The only thing I did different was to leave off the patch pockets. I made buttonholes for the drawstring, since I don't have grommets in my stash. I used my coverstitch machine to hem the legs, top, and armholes.
Close-up of cover-stitched neckline and armholes:
Not only did I want to make pj's, but I also wanted a bed jacket for modesty while roaming around the house, or lounging on the couch, or getting the newspaper. So I also made New Look 6922, view B in a size 10 out of a heavy weight 100% cotton interlock I have had in my stash for at least 10 years. The jacket and pj combo really has some pizzazz. I made no alterations in the jacket pattern and it went together without any difficulty. The fabric did have some thick layers with the shawl collar, but my machine handled it just fine.
I am about ready to hop into a pair of these and commence relaxing....Good night all!
My name is Shannon, but my siblings call me Mushy... I am a 44 year old wife and mom. I started sewing in junior high or high school on my mom's Viking. I had an amazing Home Economics teacher who taught me solid techniques. By my junior year, I had sewn a Vogue Bellville Sassoon dress, rated "advanced" for prom. Sewing runs in the family. I was bound to catch the "bug". I hope to inspire you to pursue your sewing interests as I have been inspired by others in the sewing community to pursue mine. Thanks for visiting!