Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Pyjamas

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....
Eeeek!
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 
challenge 

xx N

36 comments:

  1. absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love all the fabrics and basically everything about what you sewed. As usual I am blown away by your talent.

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    1. Thank you Christine. That is so nice of you.
      Lovely patterns make nice sewing easy.
      xx N

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  2. Such gorgeous outfits and they coordinate so perfectly. I love everything about them!

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    1. Thank you Masha, Lids and Tildy love to dress the same or reasonably matching.
      xx N

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  3. Well done, I'm so impressed at how quickly you turned them out. And they're gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Susanne, I got there, just!
      Now if people didn't need feeding or watering......
      xx N

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  4. Oh, my goodness, perfection! I was loving the pyjamas alone and then, the capes, ohhhh....

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    1. Thank you Jane, they did look so sweet and said they were nice and warm.
      xx N

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  5. You need to make a cape for yourself to go with a SuperMom costume!

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    1. Thanks Deb, you are too kind to me!
      xx N

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  6. Oh Nicole these are just splendid! Any girl would be happy with a set like these. I will admit that I really want to reach out and snuggle wit Liddy cape, it looks divine!!

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    1. It is so soft and snuggly Sharon, Liddy had Kestrel coat made from the same cloth a few years back. I have just enough left to make something for the baby.
      Thank you.
      xx N

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  7. Everything about this post is so beautiful! :)

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    1. Thank you Emily!
      I still giggle when I remember the night we found the Lisette site together.
      xx N

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  8. Oh goodness! Those are absolutely gorgeous! I thought the pajamas were lovely (and they are!) and then I saw the matching capes! Wow!! What lucky girls!

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    1. Thank you Brittany, I love my two little girls, they melt my heart at how close they are.
      xx N

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  9. Every PJ set should come with a cape. Those are some lovely fabrics and you used them well.

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    1. Thank you Christine, don't you love it when something you have pictured in your mind comes together?
      xx N

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  10. These are so lovely! Everything about them, the fabrics, the patterns you chose, everything! And pairing pjs with a cloak? Brilliant! I'm simply drooling over here.. Forget the kids, I want pjs with matching cape for ME ;)

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    1. Thank you!
      I couldn't see the sense in dressing gowns that would never be worn, and the capes use less fabric!

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  11. Amazing! I love them! The fabrics for the pajamas are so perfect and those capes are awesome! Every little detail looks perfect. Your daughters are sure to love them! Great job :D

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    1. Thank you Kristin, I was so tired when I was done I fell asleep in a chair! But it was worth it when the girls came home all excited.
      xx N

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  12. Some women go their whole lives without sleepwear as nice as this! Such lucky girls. Beautiful sewing as always.

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    1. Aww, thank you Shelley, that is so sweet of you!
      xx N

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  13. Oh, woooowwwwww. So perfect!! The capes! The linings on the capes! So perfect. I am especially in love with Lydia's yellow ensemble. Yellow is one of my favorite colors, and cashmere. Yummy!

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  14. Thank you Inder!
    I love yellow too, its such a warm happy colour and Liddy wears it so well!
    Cashmere is heaven to sew, as nice as sheep wool but without that prickle and it steams up a dream.
    xx N

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  15. The pjs are gorgeous but those capes elevate the look to a whole new level. Don't know how you do it!

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Tried and true patterns make last minute sewing a lot more achievable.
      xx N

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  16. Oh, I love both capes (who could I not, right?), but that yellow cape is absolutely stunning (I can almost feel how soft it must be) :)
    Perfect choices for the PJs - these are meant to be worn outside the house!

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  17. Thank YOU for the inspiration Ana Sofia, I adore your version.
    xx N

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  18. And you did these in a hurry?! They are just perfect, I bet they were happy!
    I hope there will be a modelled shot with the capes, I would love to see them on.

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  19. Thank you Katy, it was a bit frantic but well worth it.
    xx N

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  20. Oh my goodness, these are gorgeous! Phew, 10 minutes to spare?

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  21. It was soooo close Joy, I feel asleep for an hour after Jed left!
    xx N

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  22. I love the pjs! But those capes....I don't think there are words to describe how greatly I admire them.:)

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  23. Thank you Cindy, that is such a lovely thing to say. I am quite chuffed!
    xx N

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