Friday, November 28, 2008

Tess's pajamas

My niece Tess turned 11 yesterday and her mum suggested some summer PJ's for a present. Now we could have bought them, but no ... Sofie and I went shopping at Spotlight and came up with these:



The main fabric with the dresses print came from the curtain section and was marked down to $3 a metre ;) The pattern McCalls 2606 is an old out of print pattern but any draw string pants will do.

After Sunday night cutting out, Monday night sewing, and last night finishing off this is what we have:


Oops - excuse the shoes

The tops are from Glassons - 2 for $20. We actually bought them first and then went shopping for matching fabric. And two pairs of pants - perfect for Melbourne summers - hot one day, cold the next!

I didn't follow the order of the pattern but constructed in an order to make the process easier. We also added elastic to the ribbon drawstring at the back to make.

Some detail shots:

The bottom of the shorty pajamas has a ruffle that was done entirely on the overlocker (above) and the casing is the stripe contrast fabric (below).



The bottom of the longer ones have the stripe contrast print and twill ribbon added (above) and the flower print as the casing (below).

I have some fabric in the stash that Sof and I bought last year to make ourselves pj's, so I may make them up next week and take step by step photos - in case anyone is interested but also to remind me how I went about it. Just about all the sewing was done on the overlocker/serger.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

they look so nice - I love the lace and ruffles- Tess should love them :)
Skye

colour by number said...

adorable! great gift idea...hmmm!

AllisonC said...

Love the Melbourne pyjamas! very cute.

Claudine said...

Very pretty and summery.

Elaray said...

Great minds think alike! I'm sewing PJ's as Christmas gifts this year.

Yours/Tess's are really cute and feminine.

Gwen said...

How cute! I bet she'll love them! :)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I have to make up a bunch of these for Christmas gifts so thanks for the inspiration! These are quite nice!!! Hope Tess enjoys them!

Birgitte said...

They are so utterly perfect in every way- you did a fantastic job and she'll love them. That contrast casing truly makes them special! Thanks for the inspiration.

Vicki W said...

What a perfect gift!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

They look so sweet! I love them!
Great fabric choices, and the details look wonderful!

Linda said...

Love these! Love the fabric combos.

Nancy W. said...

How cute are these??? I love them

Alexandra said...

I love them! What a neat fabric combination! How do you do that? I was born with the solid-color gene; where can I learn how to mix stripes and patterns?

Sigrid said...

How very cute. Tess will love them, I'm sure. So much nicer than any pj's you buy.

KateS said...

Wow cute fabric - I am guessing the Spotlight here (Darwin) wont have any (darn it!!!). Fantastic combination of textile patterns and sewn so beautifully!

Lindsay T said...

That is the most adorable fabric! I haven't seen anything that cute here in the States.

Summerset said...

Very cute! I'm sure she'll love them - any girl would love those!

Colette said...

Congratulations Vicki, you've won our giveaway...yay!

Colette

Gorgeous Things said...

How cute!!!

Isabelle said...

Those are super cute! Great gift idea.

Tany said...

VERY cute! I need to make some pyjamas too!!