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There’s a Party on my Sewing Table

April 21, 2012

This April I’m sewing along with Karen of Didyoumakethat and a bunch of other talented seamsters. We’re all making pajama bottoms, and this post marks the beginning of the saga.

It’s a party!  A pajama party!

Or, pyjama, if you will.

Since I knew there was no way I’d be able to pull together the Vogue V8156 trousers in gray wool before the end of the SWAP, I jumped at the chance of making pajamas.  No muslins, no fitting, but still trousers in a sense.  An easy garment to finish before the end of the SWAP, even though this SWAP is technically supposed to be all about muslins and fitting and such.

I had two patterns for pajama bottoms in my stash:  McCall’s M5249 and McCall’s M4724.

I liked the latter because the set reminded me of the pajamas in the Coco Chanel film Karen posted earlier this week (especially since I’m using a cream silk for my pajamas), but I ended up going with the former because it seemed to better fit my proportions. I’ve gotten as far as stitching up the legs (with French seams, no less!), but I still need to finish the waist and hem.

One last week of juggling projects to see if I can finish up this SWAP.  It’s going to be a bit of a stretch with three garments left to complete, but at least I’ve already started on each of them.  Wish me luck!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. prandicler permalink
    April 21, 2012 1:56 pm

    french seams are best seams!

  2. Sophie (monbouton) permalink
    April 22, 2012 10:57 am

    cream silk and french seams!! these will be a kind of “upper class” pyjamas :)

    • April 23, 2012 12:52 pm

      Yes, they are. Only the fabric is labeled SAMPLE in many places. I don’t mind since it was essentially free from the FabMo event, but it takes down the class a bit!

  3. April 23, 2012 9:37 am

    I do wish you luck and I know you can finish all the projects!

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