It’s that time of year when So Zo hosts Me Made May. It’s always hard to come up with a new spin on Me Made May, especially since nearly everything I wear I’ve made at this point. This year, it seems Wardrobe Sudoku happened at a good time to give me some inspiration. I’ll be hanging out on Instagram all month wearing combinations from my Wardrobe Sudoku grid. It’s Wardrobe Sudoku Me Made May!
“I, Elizabeth of elizabethmadethis.com and IG @elizabethmadethis, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’17. I endeavour to wear a combination from my Wardrobe Sudoku grid each day for the duration of May 2017′.”
Turmeric Peach Smoothie pajamas
I wanted to throw one more top into the mix for Faye’s Tops that Pop sewalong before the end tomorrow. As it happened, I’m in need of pajamas for summer, and I had just the fabric for a quick Greenwood tank. I had some honeycomb print french terry in the form of oversized pajama bottoms that coordinated perfectly, so an impromptu last minute set was in order! I’m calling the set Turmeric Peach Smoothie because that’s pretty much what the colors are. Two quick refashions are what happened in the Bat Cave today. And here’s actual Bat Cave pictures too because it’s been snowing all day! Notice my new zipper storage.
I used Straight Stitch’s Greenwood Tank for the top. I used the low back option and added some crossover decoration with some tubes I sewed from the binding fabric. The stripe is from a RTW tee. I used the sleeves for a project for my son, so I had just enough for a tank. The binding is cut from rayon lycra in the prettiest peach. I have yet to figure out the settings on my new coverstitch machine, so I just zigzagged all the bindings down. Since they’re pajamas, I think it looks plenty neat enough.
I added a little more of the binding on the side seams in the way of vents. The back isn’t meant to be lower on the pattern–I just cut it poorly. In truth, I just use the neckline of the Greenwood which I treat as a neckline add on to my TNT t-shirt. I do that with a lot of knit top patterns. It’s so much faster to grab style lines for me than to go through the hassle of refitting a pattern. Then some days you line the hems up a little off. Call it a design feature.
Rachel’s latest Hudson pants reminded me of my plans to refashion some pajama bottoms I had bought during pregnancy. While they were comfortable at 40 weeks, they’ve been comically large for some time now. I couldn’t let them go. They’re made of really nice french terry with a honeycomb pattern and there’s this adorable embroidered bee on them.
Because I’m short and the Hudson pants don’t take a lot of fabric, I had plenty to work with. I even had enough fabric to keep the embroidered bee intact AND put in the obligatory pockets that make the Hudson pants so awesome.
After hacking them up, my husband’s comment was, “Wow, those fit much better now.” You have no idea. They were a horror before. It’s funny. You think oversized things are comfortable, and then you wear things that actually fit, and they’re infinitely more comfortable. These are more appropriate lounging pajamas now. So, a quick project to add to the end of Tops that Pop (I keep calling it Pops that Top in my head! :D).