All about our favourite clothes to relax in - pyjamas and lounge wear
These three fabrics were actually from Seasalt but they are no longer in stock. You will want to choose your own colours anyway so may I suggest either a. Cotton lawn or a cotton Voile.
Both of these come in a wide range of colours, designs and prices
The pattern is by McCalls McCalls 8056
The Robe is very easy to sew, there is a choice of two lengths and I chose the shorter one.
Basically there are two fronts, a back and the sleeves which are easy to sew. Either use a French seam or an over-locked edge
There is a band which goes all the way around the front edge.
Some decorative top stitching is required and to keep it the same distance all the way round , I used this foot.The stitch in the ditch foot the blade part of it sits against the edge of the fabric making it easy to stitch close to the edge. You could also use a
Please contact Jaycotts for help in choosing the right foot for your make of machine
This is the foot in use. It's not a necessary purchase just nice to have.
The pattern has a belt but no belt loops! I made some using this turning set Prym turning set
This set is inexpensive but it is one of my favourite gadgets. There are three sets , and each is used to turn different sizes of tubes of fabric the right way out. Great for belt loops, button loops, tie closures and much more!
In addition to the belt loops I was enjoying myself so much that I made a hanging loop too.
If you don't have one of these sets, don't worry a good old fashioned large safety pin does the job.
A totally different look to my usual ancient fleece robe!
The yellow and blue pyjamas
To make the Bias Binding I used the
There is actually a post I wrote which shows how to use it, so take a look The adjustable Bias Binding Foot
It adds a pretty edge don't you think. Watch the video to learn more
I tied the buttons in with the binding by making self covered button's in my blue fabric. They are so easy to make and I make a lot of them so it's worth having supplies in.
They come in various sizes Self cover Buttons
And here is how to make them
I'm really happy with these. The fabric is very lightweight and feels luxurious.
The floral pyjamas
Pretty Flamingo pyjamas
You will find all sorts of bird printed fabrics, including flamingos here, Bird printed Cotton Fabric
PARROTS LOUNGE WEAR
Two pairs of PJ's with birds on!
For this lounge wear set I chose a slightly heavier cotton this time in a parrot print. Same link as previous.