Pyjama Party!


No Tofinos here I’m afraid. I was riding on a beginner self-drafted pattern high from my maxi skirt so I launched into a slightly more challenging but still pretty basic self-drafting project – pyjama bottoms.

Pyjamas 2

After scrutinising my favourite pyjama bottoms very closely, I realised that they fit so well because the back panels have more fabric than the front panels – space for my behind but no excess fabric at the tummy. So I drafted two pattern pieces and got stuck into cutting out. The fabric is a lovely soft cotton lawn – comfort is essential for a good nights sleep. The waist is elasticated but I couldn’t resist a fake waist tie with white Petersham ribbon.

Pyjamas 3

I made the top using the Colette Sorbetto pattern and attached satin bias binding down the front pleat. Both top and bottoms were made with French seams for last-ability and comfy sleeping.

Pyjamas 4

On with the party… I raised the matter of a midnight feast on Karen’s Pyjama Party primer post. It’d be rude not to bring something to the party so… who would like a fairy cake?

Pyjamas and Fairy Cakes

25 responses to “Pyjama Party!

  1. i LOVE the fabric – in fact I think I may have bought the exact print but in cream with navy birds on for a top….Really like the idea of using the Sorbetto for the top. And yes please to cake 🙂

  2. You don’t see enough fairy cakes these days, I much prefer them to cupcakes so – yes – cake for brekkie please!

  3. Your PJs look great…and the fabric is fab

  4. Oh, the bias binding down the front pleat is super smart!!! I think I may steal that for mine (shhhhh, lol). I also like how you seamed the neck and front but not the armholes. That would have been too much, nicely designed! I think for future makes, I will use french seams as well. I tend to only use them on sheer or very thin fabric, but it would have worked out just fine on the cotton fabric.

    And, that fabric print! I actually used that very same print and colour in my 1920s Beach Pajamas (posted recently). But, it was a poly gauze.

  5. So, so pretty! And you brought cake – good thinking, as I only have slices of cold pizza in the fridge. Thanks for taking part!

  6. Yummy fairy cakes! I have some chocolate cupcakes!
    I love your jammies, the fabric looks lovely and cool for summer. And i really like the piping. Great work!
    Thanks for popping by my blog too!

  7. I really like how you did the contrast binding on the top. The whole set is lovely too and great for summer. Yes please to the cakes!

  8. These are great – what a lovely shade of blue – so summery!

  9. So cute! I love the fabric!

  10. Your PJs are so pretty!

  11. If you feel like posting some of that cake all the way down here to Australia, that would be fab! Your pyjamas look fantastic, I love the little bird print on the fabric 🙂

  12. FABULOUS! I am so jealous of your lovely PJs and don’t have time to indulge in making any for a while😢

  13. These are so pretty! What a lovely pajama set 🙂 I love the color and the birds, the whole look is great!!

  14. flossiejamieson

    Beautiful fabric! And so clever to use the Sorbetto as a top. Good thinking.

  15. Oooh I want a cake! Gorgeous material and such a lovely colour

  16. I think this is the cutest use of a Sorbetto yet! I wish I’d had enough to make a set!

  17. Gorgeous! I love the idea of using the Sorbetto top… and the cupcakes look delicious!

  18. Ohhh, they’re gorgeous. I really love your fabric. It works so well with the bias trimming on the Sorbetto.

  19. I LOVE that fabric (and the butterfly fairy cakes!)

  20. What a great idea to use the Colette top as a pj top – I never would have thought of that! The pants look fantastic – you would think that was a pattern set! Great job 🙂

  21. So pretty! Such a lovely soft fabric for PJs. x

  22. These are the cutest pajamas! I love how you used the sorbetto pattern!

  23. These are the cutest pajamas I have ever seen!

  24. Hi Clipped curves. Great PJ’s! Love the binding on the top too. I have mentioned this in my new sewing blog at

Comments, tips and suggestions?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s