Are you ready? Three weeks from now we’re all (fingers crossed) going to have some pyjama bottoms to share. Excited? I am!
To remind you, I’m hosting a sewalong around Sewaholic’s Tofino pants. I’ll be making version A, with the long legs. You don’t have to. You could make version B or work from any other pyjama pattern you like. (If you’re looking for inspiration, I’ve set up a Pinterest mood board here.)
I’ve created a blog button if you’re sewing along and want to share the love in your sidebar. Just copy the code from the bottom of this blog post.
A word on supplies. You can work with either woven fabric or lightweight jersey. I’ve decided, unusually for me, to work with a lightweight but stable jersey, bought from Stone Fabrics.
As you can see, I’m also working with some pre-made piping – light pink satin and very narrow. Yeah, very narrow can be challenging – that’s all I’m saying. You can choose to make your own piping and Sewaholic provides a very useful pattern piece with the Tofino pattern. Be aware, you’ll be making five metres of the stuff. There are loads of fantastic tutorials on line for making your own piping, such as these here and here.
Any tips for beginners? If you’re an absolute beginner, I recommend working with cotton. Didn’t catch that? Work with cotton? Sorry, still didn’t hear? Cotton. Have I got the message across?! It’s a very beginner-friendly fabric.
You might also want to forgo the piping if you’re feeling a bit timid and tremulous, but I will be supplying a pretty detailed tutorial for that stage so maybe you can feel the fear and do it anyway! After all, this is something that only your bed and your sofa will be seeing – it’s not like you’re making an outfit for your attendance at the diplomat’s ball.
I’m using a total contrast fabric for my belt – it’s some sort of fleece backed satin from my stash. You can have lots of fun with your belt and contrast colours and prints.
So, what fabric have you bought? You haven’t? Okay, tell me you’ve ordered the pattern. No? Oh, that’s a shame, guess you can’t take part. JUST KIDDING! How better to start a party than a giveaway with two wonderful partners who are supplying:
- One free copy of the Tofino pattern from Sewaholic.
- Three metres of fabric from The Village Haberdashery’s gorgeous Glimma range.
Aren’t these people generous? This giveaway is running for three days only, because I want Sewists to have time to receive their gifts and get in on the party action on 23 June. So, leave a comment below saying which fabric you would choose from the fabric range by midnight GMT on Wednesday 5 June to have a chance of winning. As ever, this is open worldwide.
Friends, I think we’re ready to party!
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