I’d ordered this beautiful fabric on line, but when it arrived I feared it was a bit too cute for a dress. I couldn’t stop staring at it, though. And when I noticed that my Tofino pants from two years ago were faded and coming apart at the seams, I knew what to do with this fabric.
I really like the piping details on the Tofino pants. The theory is that these horizontal lines lengthen your legs – clever, huh? But piping felt a bit bulky against my tana lawn. Instead, I bought some cream cotton lace from a shop I’m soon to review.
I also love that the rise of the back waist is cut slightly higher to keep your kidneys warm and your modesty intact! These are pretty simple to make but with a few interesting details to keep you on your toes. I have written a whole series of sewalong posts for these pants, if you’re looking for a guiding hand.
I’ve made several iterations of the Tiny Pocket Tank. I love it for walking, cycling and sleeping! It’s a Can Do top that rolls up really small in a weekend bag. It’s worth tweaking the fit to suit your body – I added an FBA, widened the shoulders and raised the height of the neckline. But once you’ve a fit you’re happy with, you’re good to make multitudinous versions.
I’ve already worn my new PJs to bed and love them. The crisp tana lawn means that I don’t emerge looking as though I’ve been doing complex origami in the night. They’re comfie and pretty and I get to gaze at that lovely print every evening when I climb out of my work clothes and into something more comfie. Worth every penny, I reckon! Would you use Liberty tana lawn on something as basic as pyjamas?