Saturday, April 28, 2012

Pyjama Party Reveal! McCalls 5989


I am late revealing my jammies because of the rain...I had planned to do my pics outside in our pretty sunshine. oops!  And then I decided to do my hair and makeup (what an occasion this is...).

Adorable robe and bottoms. My fabrics are from JoAnns -  I sewed a size 14 with no alterations, except for a couple adds in the robe, below.

Simple bottoms, thoroughly comfy. I did them in a cute seersucker stripe and used a 1" knit elastic waistband. I plan to do more in seersucker and in quilting cotton, so many print choices and constantly on sale.




I must say that making the robe was like making a couture coat! And I think it would be stunning in velvet as an evening coat. Mine is done in a funky fabric called tutti fruitti. It washed up soft as a worn sheet, really nice for this robe. (Strange, I used it in a red polka dot that is still crisp after many washing. Must be the dye.)

The pattern suggested making a thread belt loop - NOT - I added sewn loops in the side seam. And of course I added in-seam pockets 3 1/2" down from the natural waistline. What is a robe without pockets?


Did I leave out something? Oh, yes. This pattern comes with a top, which I will call the paper doll top. It earned this moniker by not having any shaping for someone over the age of, say, 8. It is and will remain unfinished, since I will take a tee shirt over this any day :-)


Quickly now...what I'm reading....


And passing the ball!!


Happy Pyjama Day to all my fellow sewists and readers and everyone who loves a good PJ bottom - Coco

5 comments:

  1. How utterly pretty! I love that robe. And you have a question ball - yippee.

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  2. thats lonely Coco. Really chic pjs.

    Such a nice party.

    http://houseofpinheiro.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/pyjama-party-live.html

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  3. Your PJ set it really nice. If you don't want any of that liquid sunshine, send some up the east coast, about 250-300 miles.

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  4. Great PJs and the robe is very cute!

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I love it that you came by...and thank you for your comments! Coco