Anyone remember the Christmas PJs I made a year ago? I’ve been wearing these through the seasons… I’m not ashamed to sport half clad Santas in the height of summer! This Alexander Henry fabric can go through the washing machine again and again – and, believe me, it has.
Which is why you need some of this in your life. I have 2.6 metres to give away – which is as much as you’ll need to make a pair of your own pyjama bottoms.
Lost for patterns to choose from? Let me recommend some…
This is a free download from Simplicity and a pattern I’ve taught classes from. Super simple, you could run these up in an afternoon – once you’ve downloaded and printed off and taped together the pattern… But heck, it’s simple and it’s free. Not much to argue with there.
I’m a big fan of Sewaholic’s Tofino pants and I’ve written a host of free sewalong tutorials specific to this pattern. The pants are drafted to give you ultimate coverage across your derriere, rising higher at the back – good times. It might be a shame to break up the Santa print with this pattern’s piping; equally it might be a great opportunity to add extra festive details.
Any other tips from me?
- Remember that this print is directional – don’t cut out pieces on the fold. No upside down Santas here, please!
- I recommend adding a tab to the back seam to remind you which way to put your PJs on. Trust me, when you’re tired, or full of turkey, this is one decision too many.
- Add a back pocket! I drafted one just the right size for my iPhone and it kills me to admit quite how useful this has been for a social media addict such as myself.
So, 2.6 metres at 108cm wide. This should be enough for a pair of pyjama bottoms or whatever else you want to use this fabric for. All I ask is that you leave a comment below, making suggestions for festive head gear. A friend is going to a Christmas party and she needs to make something to wear between her ears. I’ve suggested she construct something that makes her the middle king in the Three Kings – but I’m sure you have better ideas. Leave them below!
I’m going to keep this giveaway short and sweet, to get this fabric in the post for Christmas. The giveaway will end midnight GMT on Friday 5 December. It’s open worldwide – of course! – and I look forward to reading your creative Christmas suggestions for variations on a paper crown. Cheers!