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.
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.
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. 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!
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.
Unintentionally rocking the bedhead look in this picture but it fits in with the theme of this post so I included it anyway.
I'm excited to get started on some more advanced projects and the list of things I want to make is huge so I'm not sure where to start! I'd love to make a red pencil dress but I'm still trying to find fabric in the perfect shade of red (more of a cool-toned red than an orange-red) and I've only just finished making a coat so I think I'll take on a more difficult knitting project or a shirt dress next.
PatternFifi pyjamas by Tilly and the Buttons (available in UK sizes 6-20)
4 (UK size 12) based on the following measurements:
- Chest: 35″
- Waist: 30″
- Hips: 38″
None, although next time I'll cut a larger size for the shorts and do a small bust adjustment on the camisole
Lipstick print viscose from Make My Lemonade
Slightly stretched the bias binding which resulted in some wrinkles in the straps
Tilly has written a useful blog post on how to do a full bust adjustment (FBA) or small bust adjustment (SBA) for the camisole