I am Angela and I love to sew. I started sewing as a child and by the time I was a teenager I was wearing the very latest fashions to go out in. All me-made. I am passionate about reducing the amount of textiles sent to landfill, and encourage you to repurpose fabrics and clothes I started this blog in order to have a way in which to pass on my gained knowledge, and my professional knowledge to you, Sewing is empowering, you can save money by making items, make money by selling then, You can pass your knowledge on to others. What is there not to love? Interestingly I am a direct descendant of the Flemish weavers who came over to England in the 1300's. I find that fascinating especially as most of my family from as far back as I can trace are somehow involved in the manufacturing of fabric . . I have a degree in tailoring with a special interest in WW2 fashion.

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Easy to sew and fabulous to wear nightwear


Very easy to sew nightwear 

What is nicer than cool cotton pj's?  These are fabulous to make and even a total newbie can make them 

Do read on and discover how you can make some too 

The fabric is 100% Cotton poplin and it is currently only £6.99 metre

The pattern is Butterick 5792

Both are from Minerva. Com this is the link to all my Minerva posts 

There are only two pieces to the top or dress and you will need bias binding to finish the sleeve and neck edges. It is incredibly easy to make your own. 
All you need to do is to cut strips of your fabric on the Bias and then thread them through one of these binding makers   

Press as you go and wind your handmade bias onto a card. The full instructions come with the gadget which is avaliable widely.
This sells well at craft fairs by the way.

A matching binding is very nice finishing touch, but there is nothing to stop you from making a contrast binding

My finished binding 

The pants again are easy to sew, do make sure that they are not too tight, or they will be very uncomfortable 
Thread a wide elastic through the waist channel but do take care with fitting, as I said these need to be comfortable all night 

I added a small bow centre front so that I instantly know which way to put them on!

Cotton is a good choice as it is a natural fibre and stays cool.it washes well and becomes softer with each wash 

It is such a nice change to have PJ'S which are not the usual long straight pants with a shirt top. These are modern, fun and easy to wear.

I purchased some Floral cotton Jersey and made a nightdress from the same pattern 

This has a contrast binding around the neck edge and the armhole edges were overlocked and turned in and top stitched 

These pj's are so cute and I hope that you make some.