Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue

I've made more PJ's
How about YOU?!

I know.  I spent an inordinate amount of time working on that little verse, and quite frankly - it was not worth it.  But hey.  Two more pairs of PJ's made!


Roses are Red:


This reminds me of the fabric used to make Laura Ashley dresses in the '80's.  They were out of my price range then, but I always fancied one of those gorgeous, floaty, cotton dresses . . . and here I am, making PJ's out of similar fabric!  Boy, I am one happening chick!!  Although 100% cotton, and 45" wide, this is not quilting cotton.  In fact, the weave is not as tight as quilting cotton - not as many 'threads per inch' - but is is very drapey.  If it was a more expensive fabric it would be a lawn, but it was from the 'last seasons fabrics' section of my local fabric shop, and it is rather lovely.  The background is coffee coloured with pretty red roses and greenery. 
 

 

 

There is nothing at all different with the construction of these PJ's, although they have highlighted the fact that I need to purchase some more funky coloured buttons rather than using plain white!

Violets are Blue:


Another 100% cotton fabric, quite thin and a bit stiffer than the other fabrics I have used so far . . . I am hoping it will soften up with washing and wearing . . . . !





So there we have it.  Some lovely PJ's to keep me looking decent whilst chilling at home!  I think I will make some summery ones - cropped legs, short sleeves and made from linen.  Watch this space!  In the meantime, I think that I am going to to make some more of cardi/jackets to replace the pilled ponte versions.  I have some bright red ribbed cotton fabric, some white and some blue cotton/lycra and some sumptuous stretch cotton velvet in deep purple.  Woohoo!

5 comments :

  1. Those PJs look lovely. The fabric looks gorgeous too.

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  2. Love ,love your new pj's. Both sets are adorable... My favorite, the floral..Reminds me of those lovely Laura ashley prints too.. You have totally succeeded in making me want to sew pj's.. I cut some out today.ha..
    Can't wait to see your new cardi's..So sorry about the ponte fabric.. Sad..
    Happy sewing.

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  3. oh goodness now you're on a pj roll lol! great job on both pair but my favorite is the tiny little rose print
    Helen

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  4. Wow, you have an incredible pj wardrobe. You must love crawling into them at night :)

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  5. You are amazing, the way you make multiples of garments---and these look so cosy.

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