Thursday, April 26, 2012

The conclusion of the pyjama saga

Alright, remember that pyjama I made? I didn’t like the top all that much, but the pants rocked. Well, I saw a super simple nightie tutorial on Sew, Mama, Sew! which actually reminded me very much of my flouncy tank top. It’s easy to make and it’s something I wear. The fabric I had used for the pyjama was no longer available on the website where I bought it the first time, but I happened to come across it on another website (Contemporary Cloth), so I knew I had to go for it.

I bought 1 yard of it and went to work. I had enough contrasting fabric left for the band at the top, and I used the scrap fabric from the original too-short pant cuffs for the shoulder straps! Since there’s no closure at the back of this top, it can be a bit of a squeeze to put it on; I wonder if making it with elastic at the top or a button at the front would be a good idea? Anyway, I’m still really pleased with it. My pattern is vertical, in the same orientation as the pants, and now it’s a matching set that I love wearing. Since I had the contrasting fabric and the matching threads already, my only expense was the pattern fabric. It wasn’t on sale this time, so I paid the full $15.52 for the yard; with shipping, it comes out to $20.62 for this top – I think it’s money well spent.

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