Sunday, March 8, 2015

Carolyn Pajamas: This Time in a Knit!




I'm back with my second pair of Carolyn Pajamas, fresh off the sewing machine! And I love these ones even more. I was inspired to use a knit, like my favorite pair of pj's from BedHead. They are so soft and combine some of my favorite things. Jammies (obv), flamingos, and America. These pjs are made in the USA, so if you don't feel like making your own I highly recommend them.

I used a knit fabric that I've been ogling at work, it's from Art Gallery Fabrics, cotton knit with a bit of spandex in it. SO SOFT, and perfect for jam jams. I used a piping that kind of looks like a cord, in the marigold color with matching buttons. The piping was easy to put in, not any different than applying it with a woven fabric.  I was planning on adding the cuff to the pants, but they were already the correct length so I just went with it.
               


 I used the serger to sew my seams, but all the top stitching was sewn with the machine, straight stitch, and a knit needle. I hemmed the pants and the top with a double needle. I also sewed the facings to the fronts, it's like that with my flamingo pjs. I was worried that it might not work in the knit, but it went together super easy. I can see myself making many more pairs of these pjs.







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8 comments:

  1. What cute pj's and slippers! They look so comfy, they make me so excited for winter!

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    1. Excited for winter?! NOOOOOOO, we are having winter from hell, enjoy every moment of sunlight!

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  2. Love seeing these in a knit! And that piping!!!!! Did you make the pants in the same size? Fit looks good.

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    1. The knit is awesome! It was as easy as putting the woven together. Pants are the same size. Fit is good, next time I might size down the shirt and make it a bit shorter. The legs and arms are too long for me as well.

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  3. Wow, fabric that's made in America? You are lucky - in Australia there are no fabric manufacturers left (not for garment fabric anyway) so we have a choice of rubbish made in China by people who are paid almost nothing or good stuff from Italy or Japan that costs an arm and a leg. Sigh.

    Love the pjs! Off to shell out for some expensive knit fabric. It will be worth it if they are half as good as yours!

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  4. That fabric is gorgeous!! The colour is fantastic on you. Love your jammies!

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  5. These are cute! I wonder how they'd work in a flannel for winter or a seersucker for spring/summer? Have you thought about that? I want to try this pattern I just don't want to tape it together!

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