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!

© A Fashionable Stitch. All rights reserved.