December 26, 2010

Posh PJ's for Christmas



If you follow me on Facebook, you'll know that I decided to make Mr. S a pajama set for Christmas. I had a few bumps along the way, but in the end they turned out rather perfect for him. They are made up from Simplicity 4007, a vintage pattern from the 60's, I'd say. He ravenously opened them up on Christmas Eve, though he knew what they looked like and had tried them on every so often for fitting and such. He threw them right on and demanded pictures be taken.



The top is made from cotton voile that I interlined with cotton/bamboo muslin all etched in cotton velveteen which I scrapped from my boyfriend's jacket. The bottoms are a knit, which shockingly worked out. I haven't worked with knit in a very long time and usually don't touch it considering I've had such bad luck with it. I treated the knit just like a woven and found that it stitched up pretty well. Flat felled seams and all. And yes, nearly every seam in these pj's are flat felled.



Mr. S said that all these PJ's lacked were a tobacco filled pipe, a brandy and a bunny. Then he said, "Just call me Heff."



Aside from sewing, I really hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Family, Santa, hot buttered rum, Red Rider Air Rifle and all! I'm looking forward to ringing in the New Year and am excited for the adventure that 2011 promises. A very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you!

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11 comments

  1. "...Message 'TheCupcakeGoddess' from 'Mr. S'... " There will be blood spilt this night, after my brandy and pipe of course." EEWWW....

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  2. What awesome PJ's! So creative - nice job!
    Fabulous pics of Mr. Cupcake as well.

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  3. I agree with Mr. S....it's most definitely very "Heff", lol. Great job!

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  4. Wow -- so groovy, and underlined to boot. Love them!

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  5. Great job, what an awesome gift!

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  6. At first glance I though the top was going to be silk. I really like that you used a pattern on top and a solid on the bottom. Way more versatile. I can never keep a secret if I am sewing someone for someone... I just would rather it fit perfectly than have it a surprise.

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  7. Wow! Best pajamas...EVER!

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  8. hahaha these pictures are great. I got a good giggle. Glad he liked them :)

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  9. What a fabulous gift!! These are fantastic pajamas. Velvet cuffs and knit bottoms? You've combined comfort and style so well. Beautiful work and I love the photos, too :)

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  10. I love the jammies! They look so cozy and yes, very vintage. Nice job!

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