Elsa came a cropper ice skating, several years back. She badly sprained her ankle and even with a lot of physio, special shoes and strapping it was impacting her life.
So, she had surgery to remove the scar tissue.
Elsa thought some new pyjamas to take to hospital would be nice.
The Twins have been pinning satin pjs, on Pinterest, for a few months.
Horrid stuff to sew with but they do look smart.
Can you see my mistake?
I sewed these up very late at night. I did follow the instructions but the diagram showed the piping sewn one side of the front panel not both. I remember thinking 'Okay, a natty Liesl way of applying piping' and went with it.
I had sewn, trimmed and top stitched before I realised that I needed piping on both sides!
I was so cross at my self!
The bottoms have a lot of detail.
Pockets and cuffs as well as a back yoke which makes altering through multiple sizes a lot easier too.
I used a light interfacing in the cuffs.
I attached my waist band from the inside, topstitching from the outside to cover the raw edges.
I drafted the shorts with a size 10 waist through to a size 14 hip.
This gave Elsa a nice fit without excessive bagginess.
If things don't fit how they like they just don't get worn.
The bottoms sit slightly above the hips.
The top is a straight size 10.
Elsa measures a 10 and has normal to broad shoulders and this is still quite over sized on her.
I can get this top done up but would need to remove some width from the shoulder cap as it pulls on me.
If you are particular about your pjs I would suggest making a top up out of practice fabric to make sure it works for you.
As for the sewing, it is a good pattern, goes together nicely and, for a Big 4, quite good instructions.
My mistake was my mistake.
The top took me a solid 6 hours to sew, the bottoms 2 with an hour cutting time.
The shifty, slippery fabric would have added to that time.
The buttons are so cute!
Stylised bunny heads in a faux bone I picked up at Eliza's of Sunshine.
The top slips on and off with out undoing them.
Theres not much to say but 'Hello, aren't they awesome'?
But we all know that question doesn't need answering. I got changed into these after my surgery not only are they comfortable and silky they look amazing. Even the nurse, that helped me, made several comments about them. Although he doesn't look too impressed in the photo, Coco loves snuggling up to them. Thanks again Mum, they're awesome, definitely want many more made.
I guess I will be making more...