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Lipstick Fifi Pyjamas – Tilly and the Buttons

Long Lists and Short Shorts

This project has been on my to-do list since the pattern was released and now the nights are getting warmer I thought it would be the perfect time to make some summer pyjamas.

Claire wearing white and pink Fifi pyjamas

I used the Fifi pyjamas pattern from Tilly and the Buttons and cut a size 4 with no adjustments. I should have done a small bust adjustment to take an inch off the bust since my chest measurement is 35" - I've since discovered that there are instructions for bust adjustments for this pattern on Tilly’s blog. I think I'll also try lengthening the crotch depth of the shorts next time because the measurement from my hips to my waist is greater than the standard 8" (a problem I have with most store-bought trousers/shorts). I've started making my own skirt and bodice slopers using the courses by Suzy Furrer on Craftsy so I'm starting to get a better idea of the adjustments I need to make for future projects.

Tilly and the Buttons Fifi pyjamas sewing pattern envelope

The lipstick print fabric is a soft viscose from Wear Lemonade (now known as Make My Lemonade). If you've followed me on Instagram for a while, you may remember that I already made some pyjamas with this fabric using the free patterns and tutorials from the Make My Lemonade blog[1]. I've not posted a photo of the finished set yet though because the pyjama top is hidden somewhere in the unfinished projects pile just waiting for me to sew on the buttons!

Make My Lemonade lipstick print fabric tied up with ribbon

Nothing I sew is ever perfect and these pyjamas are no exception - I must have slightly stretched the bias binding as I was stitching it together because the straps are a little wrinkled. I used some pre-made satin bias binding from eBay because I didn't have enough fabric left to make my own and I think this particular bias binding is intended for stretch fabrics (I didn't realise at the time I bought it) and should be stitched with a walking foot.

White and pink pyjamas on a mannequin
White and pink Tilly and the Buttons Fifi camisole top with pink bow detail

Unintentionally rocking the bedhead look in this picture but it fits in with the theme

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