Friday, 11 December 2009

Sewing pyjama addiction

I have noticed that this blog is becoming remarkably monotonous. I seem to be posting a lot of pyjamas. I was reading the yarn harlot this morning, and I think that a sewing jag is just as likely to happen as the knitting jag she describes. I think I am in the middle of a pyjama jag.
Here is another lot.
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These are for my son, made from old business shirts, worn out at the collar. The sleeve placket turned into a external buttoning fly front never ceases to amuse me. I think fly fronts on elastic/drawstring waisted small boy pyjamas are very silly. I have made them anyway.
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This may be the last summer I will be able to make pyjama bottoms for my son from old shirts. Maybe I could fatten up my husband or put a brick on my son's head? There will be no buttoning fly front or welt back pockets on my son's pyjamas if I have to make them from scratch.
Materials cost; Thread, about 1/2 a 100m reel -$1.50. Sometimes sewing is very inexpensive.

9 comments:

wendy said...

PJs! I like the nice crisp menswear look for these. :-)

I'm plugging away on birthday & christmas present PJs as well- two more pairs last night. I have *4* family birthdays in December in addition to christmas presents, which is a lot of gift sewing. So it makes me happy to think of all the other folks out there plugging away at PJs at well :)

Mary Nanna said...

when I first saw these, I thought, hey, I can't believe it she even sewed pockets and a button fly.. and then I read your post .. great re-ure of men's shirts!

Sew4Fun said...

Great idea for old business shirts. I like how you utilised the pocket.

ejvc said...

Cute! I never make anything like this, being more or less relentlessly selfish in the very little sewing time I have. Make them larger by doing patchwork -- fronts and backs don't have to be from the same shirt, after all...

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Love the jammie bottoms! I use my stepdad's old work shirts to make aprons with the button placket as the waistband, very cute!

I've also heard about quitlers using these nice worn shirts to make baby quilts - sounds nice and cozy, doesn't it?

Elaray said...

Pajamas are a great project! They are quick to make and very useful. I made several for myself and as Christmas gifts last year. Using shirts is a great idea!!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

The button fly is so clever! Love the creative reuse.

Vicki said...

How clever is that? Great fabric for PJ's

gwensews said...

Great refashion!