Oh I thoroughly enjoyed sewing these Pj’s up, for quickness I made the shorts version plus it’s summer here now too. Tilly has created another fabulous sewing pattern with the Jaimie’s, coupled with her how-to video they make a wonderful starting point to introduce you into sewing. There’s been an extra size added for teens / tweens too so no excuses not to get started here!
MARICE: Height 5ft 1/2″ / Bust 38″ / Waist 32″ / Hips 41″
SIZE CUT: 6
FABRICS: 1 meter of 100% Cotton Print (Fern)
Jaimie has 2 pattern pieces (plus the drawstring which is optional) making it a simple, quick pattern to trace off, with only a couple of notches and grainline to observe. As with all my dressmaking projects, I have pre-washed my fabrics. Cut out using a rotary cutter, it was ready to sew in no time. I hadn’t planned on any alterations, the shorts are not a close fit, they are supposed to be roomy for comfort.
Alterations : I did make a slight adjustment when it came to the waistband. The elastic I had was 1/4″ narrower than recommended, so I made my 2nd fold over at the waist, a 1/4″ less to better suit what I had.
What I would do next time?: I would add a wee tag to the inside back, or ribbon bow to the outside front, so i instantly know which way round the shorts are.
How long do they take to make?: These can easily be made up in an afternoon. I would consider myself a confident sewist. I was reading the instructions as I went along, and didn’t rush them, nor did I have any distractions, it took me 45minutes (44 to be precise!).