When the note came home about the Pyjama Social I promised the Little Girls new ones.
And then I promptly forgot.
And then it was Monday and the Social was Wednesday after school....
But I got there, just!
I made up my favourite Bedtime Story pyjamas.
Size 4 for Tildy and the 8 for Liddy.
They are a generous fit.
I used some of my precious Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley fabric,
In the pink colour way for Matilda.
And the yellow for sweet Lidia.
I do love this pattern, I can generally sew up a pair in two hours.
That is pretty nifty!
Lids and Tildy are still young enough to wear sleepwear out if we visit in the evening.
But what about if it is chilly?
How about a Red Riding Hood cape?
From Liesl Gibson's Little Things to Sew book.
Our home is so warm dressing gowns are superfluous.
But a neat little cape just fits the bill.
I found this gorgeous piece of wool tweed on eBay and I was completely inspired by Ana Sofia's beautiful version.
The stunning button came from Aunty Sarvi and I suspect Mood.
To make a sturdy cape I edge stitched all the way around.
And I top stitched the hand openings.
I used some more lovely Hope Valley for the lining.
For Liddy's we went a little more upmarket.
Some luxurious cashmere I payed a kings ransom for ten years back.
It drapes so beautifully.
I think I could happily sew cashmere everyday.
Another beautiful Sarvi button.
I slip stitched the hand opening this time. I didn't want anything to spoil the finish.
I agonised over the lining fabric.
In the end, I used some very special Cloud 9 organic cotton that Justine sent to me.
As she always uses the nicest fabrics I hope she will understand and forgive me.
It drapes so much better then the slightly stiffer quilting cotton.
I finished with 10 minutes to spare, so Jed ran them into town for me.
He said the looks on the Little Girls faces were thanks enough.
PS Some helpful tips for quick pyjama sewing.
That is another item completed from Lightning McStitches