PJ’s for me!
Are you sick of PJ’s yet?
If you are, sorry, I just couldn’t waste the polka dot fabric and wanted a PJ set for myself. This was an interesting project for me. I did something that I’ve never done before: tried to copy an existing garment in my wardrobe. I used an old t-shirt from Ann Taylor with a scoop neck and short sleeves. I didn’t take any in-process pictures as I was just winging it the entire time and didn’t bother trying to be exact. Seriously, these were just PJ’s, not papal vestments, folks. Roughly, this is how I did it:
- I put my polka dot fabric on the fold, laid my t-shirt on the fold for the front and back separately as my pattern, and cut around it leaving a small seam allowance.
- Then I traced the sleeve shape on the fold and cut two out.
- Then I measured the neckline for the length of the binding and added 7 inches for good measure.
- Trued up the shoulders, side seams and hems.
- Sewed the right shoulder after interfacing the front seams.
- Bound the neckline.
- Sewed the left shoulder.
- Inserted the sleeves in the flat.
- Sewed the side seams and sleeves in one go on each side.
- Hemmed the shirt and the sleeves on my coverstitch.
Et voilá, a PJ t-shirt. The fit is pretty much the same as the original t-shirt. The sleeves look a little different, but I don’t much mind. Did I mention these are just PJ’s?
Here’s some pictures…
And here is the full monty (obviously not a real full monty) on me. If you will recall, the PJ pants are the first version I made for Tim that were too small for him, but just right for me. I hope the there’s enough room in the knees. Hard to tell having not worn them for a long period yet. This fabric might bag out at the knees. But who cares, they’re just PJ’s.
These PJ’s are super comfy. I can’t wait to wear them tonight. I can see making up more of these for myself in the future. But don’t worry, not right away. I will hold off on any new PJ posts for a while.