I am so behind with everything this year – except for holiday planning, that is! I have masses of garment photos to edit and upload, blog posts to write, and all of the other things that happen in life. I’ll do my best between now and when we head to Thailand and Laos in January to get my blog up to date. 2016 has been a big year. Then again, what year isn’t?
So, pyjamas. I like cool, comfortable pyjama tops that stay on my shoulders and pants with elastic waists. Nothing new there! I last sewed a pair from this pattern back at the beginning of 2012, so it’s no wonder that they had worn out and needed replacement! The pattern is Kwik Sew 3595, which I suspect is out of print.
The yoke is self-lined, and the hem bands at the bottom of the top are a double layer. This is a really straightforward garment to sew.
I wasn’t interested in slip-stitching anything in place for a pair of pyjamas, so topstitched the front and back yokes down as well as the hem band. From memory the armholes are finished with bias made from the same fabric.
The pants are typical elastic waisted pants, also finished with hem bands. I sewed size Medium for both the top and the pants. The fabric has been in my stash for ages – it’s an Anna Maria Horner voile, and I know from the last pair of pyjamas that I sewed in a similar fabric that it is absolutely beautiful to wear.
These should be great for keeping me cool but well enough covered to answer the door to room service (and wear on the overnight train from Bangkok to Vientiane) while we’re away!