A few readers have commented that another Pyjama Party might be nice, and who am I to refuse? How kind of Sewaholic to bring out the perfect beginner-friendly pattern just in time! Have you seen the fantastic Tofino pattern, released today?
Hundreds of us signed up to the Pyjama Party last year. To explain to new readers, we took part in a sewalong whereby people made their own set of pyjama bottoms and shared them on an agreed date in a worldwide big reveal. PJs are great for beginners and more experienced Sewists. We had the biggest laugh! I also did a series of tutorials on making pyjama bottoms, which I’ll be repeating this year starting 3 June, using the new pattern from Sewaholic.
I love this pattern, with its cute bow and wide (read comfortable) legs. Those side panels and piping details allow for some fun fabric combinations, too. So many great decisions to make!
There’s no obligation to work from this pattern. You can make any pyjama bottoms you like – for yourself, for the kids, for partners or friends. If you like, you can even sew pieces together in the wrong order, as Four Square Walls did last year.
There ain’t no rules at a pyjama party! Well, maybe one rule…
The key date for your diary is 23 June. That’s when this year’s Pyjama Party will go live and we’ll party like our mom and dad let us stay up way past our bed time. There will, of course, be goodies to win – more on that later. There may also be an opportunity for us to Show And Tell 21st-century stylee – more on that later. And if I don’t see at least one blogger jumping up and down on their bed, I will be gravely disappointed. (Note – you don’t have to be a blogger to take part. Just email me a photo of your make.)
With thanks to Experiments and Accidents
So start dreaming about fabric, sourcing your pattern and stocking up on the popcorn. Guys, we are going to have FUN!