After my success with the cushion covers last week, I have been to the library and got a few sewing books. One of which is Martha Stewart’s Encyclopaedia of Sewing & Fabric Crafts. In there I found a pattern for pyjama pants that I thought wasn’t too difficult. So Saturday I went to Abakhan and they had a section of offcuts of cotton which you buy by weight. I found a lovely stripey piece and luckily it was just about 2metres, the amount I needed.
On Sunday I printed out the pattern pieces from the CD that comes with the book, they print onto normal A4 paper and you sellotape them together – bit of a faff! Then yesterday I cut out and sewed. Here is the result
I think I could have got away with the smaller size but I didn’t want to end up with something too small. I improvised adding a front pocket for my insulin pump. The waist cord isn’t long enough, the ends keep disappearing when I undo it, but I have some ribbon that I am going to substitute. Overall I’m pleased with them and not bad for under a tenner for all the bits.
I’m also working on my Fireside cardigan. I now have two fronts and most of a sleeve.