It’s Pyjama Party day over at Did you make that?. Karen hosted a pyjama sew-along over the last month and today is the big reveal. She did a fabulous job of going through the steps in great detail. Although I have now finally reached a skill level where I can make a pair of basic pyjama pants by myself (I still messed up, see details below, but yay! nevertheless) I immensely enjoyed her posts and did learn a few things on the way.
My version is made with bright red cotton velvet (not pink as it appears in some of the pictures). The colour is hard to photograph, especially with the gloomy weather we’ve been having.
I used the pattern from Weekend Sewing. I had made this pattern once before with good results in a light cotton. I don’t know what went wrong this time. First, I couldn’t get the serger to not make wavy seams. Then it was enormous. I had to take it in quite a bit, which I did with the sewing machine because I just couldn’t bother with the serger anymore and it went a lot better. They are still rather huge, but I don’t care, they are super soft and comfortable. Next I would like to make a pair in some light cotton.
And my bedtime reading? I am currently reading Bill Bryson’s “At Home” on my Kindle and a biography about Fouquet in a paperback edition. This is not light reading and I really have to push myself to get through it. It’s interesting, but well, it’s a biography about a 17th century Superintendent of Finances, and it’s over 600 pages in small print, and it’s in French… In any case, I hope my pyjama pants are still going strong once I will have finished with this book, it might take a while.