Cheap and Cheerful Polyester Satin remant.
Sewing PJ Shorts are quick. easy and brainless sewing - like sewing meditation or yoga - it is totally relaxing.
|Japanese cotton -only 40cm wide fabric but the roll had over 12 metres on it ! ? traditional Kimono fabric. Brought home from Japan by my daughter - a gift from her host family. |
You can use up small remnants of fabric not big enough to sew anything else with but too big to discard. I also get to use little bits of ribbons , even almost empty bobbins and spools of threads that have been hanging around forever.
|Polycotton remnant - white with small navy stars. Very soft !|
Best of all they get used heaps of times. ( Also alleviates sewing guilt for not sewing for significant others and can be used for future bribes - I sewed you some PJ shorts so you should take the dog for walks for the next month etc etc . ) ( Not that the bribes work but worth a try .)
|Liberty of London Tana Lawn - I got this from my mother - she bought this in the 80s for only $5.00/metre when Buckley`s and Nunn a department store in Melbourne was closing down.|
I used New Look 6928 an OOP pattern for sleepwear. A pretty standard one seam pants pattern. I took off several cms from both the waist and the leg length - my daughter`s preferences. This pattern has both an elastic waist and a narrow tie inserted in the waist - helps to tell the front from the back and looks a little bit more upmarket !
Overall I find sewing PJ shorts VERY satisfying.
Anyway all of this sewing `meditation` has helped me decide on the pattern for my next project. Until then Cheers Janine.