I can't find a clip that mentions the item in question but Dr Nookie convinces Goldie to sleep in his room, offering her his 'japama's'
Any hoo... japama's has stuck around this place.
And these are some fine 'japama's'.
The Lisette pyjamas which I have sewn before.
This time I made the Winter version, long sleeves and full length bottoms, in some flannelette from Spotlight which I purchased on sale.
Spotlight flannelette is fine but only buy it on sale. It comes up (reduced) regularly and the quality is okay but not fantastic (oh, that I could still afford Amy Butler) and it is really narrow. This pattern uses 4 metres.
I piped all the edges with some weird, poly cotton pre-made piping I was given when a haberdashery closed down.
The black looks great against the bright fabric and I know it wont run in the wash.
Now, on to my mistake.
The legs are way, way too long.
I did adjust the pattern before I sewed but I completely forgot about the cuff!
When Elsa gets home I hope she will let me shorten them.
Apart from being too long in the leg, they are great!
I remembered to add the piping to both sides of the front panels (when I made her satin ones I only did one).
I did modify the shoulder fit. I removed an inch from the shoulder on the body, tapering it down to nothing at the notch point.
This just gives more arm movement and is more comfortable.
*I was just reading pattern review and read something interesting. My collar notches didn't line up with my facings and I assumed I had drafted incorrectly so just adjusted my pattern. Two other people have had the same issue so perhaps look out for that.*
They took me around 9 hours to sew, the piping does add time. I will never complain about the cost of pyjamas again.
I really enjoyed sewing them. I have started a Pinterest board full of ideas for future sews.
Thank you for reading