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!