Okay, let’s do this. It’s 1 December, which means I am definitely allowed to blog about my new pyjama bottoms. (To make your own simple PJ bottoms, there’s a free pattern here.) I found this fabric in Our Patterned Hand, often a beloved destination on some of Ella’s long weekend walks. So I’m gutted to hear it’s closing its doors for the last time this weekend. That really was a great fabric shop.
Anyway, they were obviously selling off the last of this. It’s Alexander Henry ‘All I Want For Christmas’ fabric from 2008. You can find some online here and here. I think it’s discontinued, and I seem to have stumbled upon the last of this fabric in the UK. Which is a shame, because it’s lots of fun.
I tried to think very carefully (well careful-ish) about pattern placement and I’m glad to say that no man’s torso is cut off in an inappropriate place. I do have a label saying ‘Do Not Open Until Christmas’ on my back centre seam. Make of that what you will.
I had lots of fun adding a patch pocket to the rear of the PJs, just the right size to hold my iPhone. Because, you know, I’m addicted to my iPhone. Who isn’t?! The edge of the pocket had to be pattern matched right down the middle of a gentleman’s festive underwear. Yes, I did snigger.
I am thinking about making a top to go with these bottoms. Feels wrong to sully them with my usual bedtime attire of old and faded T-shirts bearing toothpaste stains. What? You thought I was making these for someone else? Don’t be silly!
Finally, a shot that made me laugh, and laugh, and laugh. Kirstie’s Christmas Crafts, hemmed in on either side by two hot Santas. Are you blushing, Kirstie?
Are you thinking of making festive PJs? Any fabric recommendations?