I bought this pattern ages ago.
In the Black Friday sale in fact.
Yup, as I said. Ages ago.
But last week it suddenly went all unseasonably warm. Even for California.
And I melted.
It was a sign of things to come.
It was time to embrace having a full on summer wardrobe, I have never really needed one of those before, so I figured I may as well start with some PJs!
I used some fabric from my stash:
Whice is leftover cotton from making Mr M some PJs for Christmas, and of course the same material that I made Mr Badger some with!
Is it weird that we now all have matching pyjamas?
Anyhow, I cut a 4 graded out to 8 on waist and hips (pesky pear shape) for the top, and a straight 8 for the bottoms. I made the bias binding myself, which was hassle as it was quite narrow, but I am glad I did.
……..and because I was using leftover fabric from the stash, the top has a little *ahem* design feature, I didn’t have enough fabric for the back, so used some regular white cotton instead:
It’s fine! They are pyjamas after all! I almost had a second “design feature” as I accidentally cut the front pieces upside down (the writing is bidirectional, but the ships all go the same way). But, while I ddidn’t have enough fabric for the back pieces of the top, I did just have enough to re-cut the front bottom pieces. I did all the binding on the bottoms as instructed in the directions, but to finish the other seams I did flat-felled seams (for the first time ever!)
..and I am glad I did as I think it makes them so much better and more robust.
So there you have it! My Lakeside Pajamas ready for summer!
I think if I make another pair, I might tweak the back pieces so they are a little less gapey, although I may be glad of the extra breeze come summertime.
I was also multitasking while making these and creating a youtube playlist of all my favourite songs of the moment to send to my buddies who came to visit. We listened to SiriusXM Alt Nation a lot while driving about, and these songs remind us of happy times.
It also probably made the making these pyjamas slightly longer as I couldn’t help but chair dance/ fully break out into dancing around the room.