Roll up, roll up, ladies and gentleman - come on in for the time of your life! The fabric on these latest PJ's reminds me of the fabric on a circus tent:
It is actually a lovely, good quality, quilting fabric with a very smooth finish and sews up beautifully. I chose view B for this top, and I am thrilled with it. I have to say that I was somewhat underwhelmed with view C, and the finish of view B is more the look that I was after.
I made a few (minor) changes to this pattern - I only used the collar stand - these are PJ's after all and whilst I love the concealed button band, I kept it simple with this pattern and omitted it - along with the front pocket. As I did not want buttoned cuffs on this shirt, I straightened the cuff edge on the sleeves and finished them as below.
sausage' or 'burrito' technique to attach the yokes as I like to have smooth, machine finished seams on my yokes.
Other than that, I did my usual faux fell seams and this time round I turned up my hems twice and stitched down really close to the fold. I used a 'stitch in the ditch' foot with the needle offset by two 'thingys' (I am not sure what the measurements are when I offset my needles, I can move it 6 thingys to either the left or the right, and I don't think that it is milimetres) and I am really pleased with the finish. I also used the automatic buttonholer on my machine this time (I finally got it to work/understood how to get it to work) rather than pulling out and setting up my Featherweight. The buttonholes are not as good quality, but they are certainly good enough to grace my PJ's!
My bottoms are my usual TNT pants, sewn with just a 5/8" side seam, giving me lots of room!
This lovely pink teddy is my childhood teddy. Called Ted.
I have two more pairs to make - I will be cutting them out today using this fabric.
Now I can hear you asking why am I making sew many pairs? Well, when Mr. SDSC and I get home from work/get up at the weekends, and we are done with our chores/jobs/shopping/dog walking etc, on come the PJ's . . . . . and these are the sad excuse that I have been wearing lately:
Oh yes, I need new PJ's badly!! Pattern Review can be found here.
A quick, closing photo - whilst I was taking my photos, two of our hounds were taking a very close interest indeed!