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I changed my mind about talking about my pajamas. Sew Mama Sew is doing a Pajama Party sew-along, so here goes.

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These are my pj’s I made from this fabbo vintage pattern.

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The pattern has bloomers going with the short pajama top, but I really wanted to have some knee-length bottoms, so I lengthened as much as made sense to me…really it was a botchy sort of affair–but I added a lot of seam allowance in the side seams and basted them together, tried them on and pin fit things until they worked which was a good solution.

The fabric is a vintage white sheet I found at the thrift store. Generally I use old sheets for muslins because they’re so cheap, have good drapability, and offer a lot of yardage for their aforementioned crazy cheap price. But here I decided a sheet was good enough for the real deal. Really when you think about it–you sleep ON sheets, so sleeping in them is not too big of a stretch. Plus that nice crisp clean sheet feeling you have after you’ve freshly laundered your sheets–yes, you can have it in your pajamas too.

The lace was super fun to use. I ran out of the lace I used on the collar by the time I got to my little shorts, so I used a cotton blend lace I had in my stash.

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I overdyed the pajamas after I finished construction.  I liked the fabric for its weight and its pattern (which seemed to fit the design and the era of the design fairly well), but I really wanted pink pajamas.  Since I use polyester thread, I knew it wouldn’t take the dye, so I used a pink thread to compensate.  The lace I used on the top, being polyester did not take the dye which was purposeful on my part just as I knew the eyelet on the pants would take a little being a cotton blend.  Actually the eyelet took the dye only on the edges which I really liked.

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5 Comments

  1. I have this same pattern but have never used it! Do you like how it wears? They look cute.

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  3. I love those pajamas! My parents had that
    set of sheets when I was a child!!

  4. We had these sheets growing up too! Next time I go home, I’ll see if my Mom still has them. I would love to make a set for my daughter. This is really cute, I really like it. Girly without being uncomfortable to sleep in. And I love the eyelet at the bottoms!

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