There’s a new fashion statement on the sewing table – wearing pyjamas as daywear! Pyjama tops are a spring-summer must have and, while it may sound a little odd, if you choose the right fabric and style you can easily adapt them from night to day.
Make your pyjama pattern work harder by sewing pyjamas for bed and for the daytime, that’s double the pattern possibilities!
Available in issue 10 we have a brilliant FREE classic pyjama pattern from Kwik Sew. With its patch pocket, this pattern is super easy to make and looks equally stylish as a bedtime pyjama set or as a cool, slouchy blouse. Look for a drapey medium-weight viscose or satin-based fabric for a lighter feel with a slight sheen.
Sew Now issue 10 FREE pattern Kwik Sew 3553 – made as a daytime blouse
Fabric by Cotton Reel Studios
How about turning your hand to a belted style pyjama pattern that you can wear as a jacket, top, or even as a co-ordinating set? This pattern would look particularly fabulous on your summer holidays. Use dark-based prints with over-sized prints to really accentuate this look.
Here’s a glamorous pattern to achieve this look. McCall’s Pattern M6659
McCalls Misses Pyjama Pattern M6659, available from McCall’s
Take inspiration from the belted pyjama style, using a floral satin print on a black background like this high street buy from New Look, or go totally tropical by Following F&F’s leafy look.
New Look Satin polyester Pyjama jacket £19.99, bottoms £12.99
F&F leaf print textured belted jacket £25
Here are a few fabric picks that’ll work perfectly for pyjamas!
Why not have fun and try making this easy fitting style for both bed and bar? The Carolyn Pajama pattern by Closet Case Patterns really hits the spot. Try adding some contrast piping to really stand out from the crowd.
Carolyn Pyjama Pattern by Closet Case Patterns
Inspirational style – Helena contrast piped cotton short set pyjamas by Figleaves £28
TU at Sainsburys printed PJ shirt £18
Here’s a really helpful tutorial from Closet Case Patterns on how to sew in piping detail to your pyjamas.
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