Winter has really set in down here in Melbourne and so it was time for me to make Anna some new toasty warm pyjamas.
I had some pretty vintage flannelette fabric in my stash – it came from my Grandmother-in-law’s stash of which many pieces had little hand written labels stapled to them with prices in shillings and pence. Australia changed to decimal currency in 1963, so the fabric I used is possibly over 50 years old! It is a gorgeous pink with little pink squirrels and blue flowers.
I used a simple method – I turned a pair of roomy trousers of hers inside out and used them as a pattern. I placed the straight leg seam along the fabric fold. I made the cuts along the crotch / inside leg seams. I used the piece I cut as template, folded the fabric and cut the second piece. I put the pieces right sides together, stitched up the crotch seams, flipped to form a proper trouser shape, then stitched the inner leg seams. I created a casing around the waist, inserted elastic, then hemmed the ankles. Done! It only took about 30 minutes. Perhaps I should do a tutorial?
I teamed the pants with a simple top from a chain store. When the winter nights get even cooler she will switch to a long sleeve tee.
And what better way to celebrate a new pair of pjs than a good session of jumping on the bed!
Are you sewing for winter? Or is it summer in your part of the world?
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