Just before summer ended, we had a cold snap here. It was a taste of autumn with crisp, cool mornings, mild days and chilly nights... unfortunately it didn't last long and summer has been back with a vengeance. Anyway, back when it was cool, I started looking around for some winter pyjamas for my boys. I was after something fairly simple... flannelette, single coloured, or checked, or striped... Do you think I could find anything out there to fit my requirements? Absolutely not!
Around the same time, I kept coming across a particular book. On crafty blogs and on recommended reading lists, with links to it from Very Attractive Things others had made. I seemed to stumble across it everywhere, and I was so close to
putting in an order on Book Depositry asking for it for Mothers Day! But on one crazy visit to the library - Atticus is attracted to the automatic doors and keeps trying to slip out to the street while one is searching out some decent reading material - there it was, on a stand facing out and asking to be borrowed! Weekend Sewing, by Heather Ross, with some wonderful projects and both pattern sheets still in the sleeve! It even has a pattern for simple, wide legged pyjama pants, sized from kids small to adults large!
Of course I was busy for a few weeks with my market preparation, but on Monday night, I decided to give them a go. I'd never realised making an item of practical clothing could be so simple!! And, Spotlight happened to have a decent range of flannelette in stock!!!
The pyjama files!
I was quite happy with my efforts, though my applique skills need fine tuning! Now I'm determined to make some for the rest of us, in fact, there's a gorgeous cloud-filled-sky fabric I've been eyeing off for myself...