Friday, June 10, 2022

Butterick B6296 Pyjamas for Elsa

 I love sewing pyjamas 

They are such a satisfying sew. A reasonably comprehensive sew but the fabric is generally not tricky to handle, ie cotton, linen or flannelette 

Nice and grippy!

My tried and true pyjama pattern is the lovely Liesl Gibson's B6296. I love this pattern so much I purchased multiple copies when Spotlight was having one of their '5 for $20' sales.

After Elsa had finished her Animal Science degree she secured a job at a vet clinic in Naracoorte. Anyone that knows that area will back me up in how chilly it can be, especially at night!

New japamas were required!
I purchased this lovely and thick flannelette at a Lincraft store in Mt Gambier.
It was marked down to $3/m and is labelled on the selvedge as a Peter Alexander Not For Domestic Sale.

I chose to use butterscotch coloured pre-made piping (from a huge bulk bundle I purchased on eBay) as I wanted to pull out the pale colour from the main background.

As per usual sew, I piped everything I could. I love the look and it actually make the pyjamas easier to fold/less likely to crease up after washing.
I chose clear plastic buttons, they don't detract from the print and they are super strong.
When I pipe the cuff, I prefer my method, enclosing the raw edge, rather than leaving a neatened seam. It doesn't take that much longer and it is a nicer finish.

Piping also makes this step much easier.

I piped the pocket edge and stitched the pocket bag in place. It stops it bunching up and, again, makes laundering easier.

When I sew the back yoke seam I neaten it, attach piping and THEN sew the two together otherwise it can bulky and problematic to stitch.

One set of super cute, super snuggly japamas for my beautiful baby.

#Please note, these pyjamas have super long legs, so check your pattern before cutting. They are also fabric hungry. I usually use 5 metres of flannelette, particularly if you have a directional fabric.#

Thank you for reading, stay safe and healthy.... xx Nicole