The time has come to pick a winner. About 80 people took part in the Pyjama Party Tofino Style, and I have had so much fun and inspiration going through your blog posts and the photos emailed to me. You guys had fun too, huh?! But without further ado, my random number generator picked Heather, who emailed photos to me. She made Tofino pants not only for herself, but for her partner, too. Check these babies out!
Verily, is there a better sight in the world than your man cooking you breakfast? Yes! Your man cooking you breakfast whilst wearing a pair of Tofinos. Great work, Heather – and now you have a $75 gift voucher to spend at A Fashionable Stitch and a copy of Kenneth D King’s novel, All Grown Up Now. Let the good times roll.
I absolutely must also mention this blog post which inspired and moved me. Two friends making pyjamas in West Africa, using head torches and a treadle machine. I get horribly sentimental around the subject of friends. Friendship has been deeply important to me my entire life and to think of these two beautiful young women, bound together for ever through their sewing, made me well up.
Then there was Macskakat. When she joined our first Pyjama Party she had a gorgeous baby bump. Now that bump is a baby with pyjamas to match his mum’s. The sweetness! We’re creating a family here, guys. Well, someone else did the gestation, but you know what I mean.
What? One cute baby not enough for you? You want cute kids, too? Check this out. My teeth hurt, it’s so sweet.
A friend came round this week with her Tofinos-in-progress. She’d chosen some fantastic fabric off Walthamstow market and together we made buttonholes on my machine. She was very proud to show me her perfect crotch seam!
So, there we are. Tofinos are being made and worn around the world. I have hardly been out of mine. Want a confession? At 6am on a weekday morning, I went to the corner shop in my Tofinos, my Minoru jacket hastily pulled over the top. I needed milk for my coffee – you wouldn’t like me if I don’t get my morning coffee. No one commented on me wearing PJs in public, but then it was 6am and there were few witnesses. Besides, as my friend said, ‘I’m sure Walthamstow has seen a lot worse.’ I’m sure it has!