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Simplicity: 2823 ( Unisex Child, Teen ) - Type:Sleepwear
Review submitted in Lingerie Challenge Contest 2013 Contest    printable version
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Reviewed by:mnitts
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Posted on:10/25/13 2:01 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 2823 by mnitts

Simplicity: 2823 by mnitts  Simplicity: 2823 by mnitts  
Pattern Photo:Simplicity 2823
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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
See other patterns in this category: Mens - Sleepwear / Loungewear    Sleepwear    
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Fabric:Satin  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
Unisex Child, Teen & Adult Top and Pants
Pattern Sizing:
Childs XS - adult XL.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, except I think my version is much more glam! haha.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Well, the pattern envelope may not be particularly inspiring, but I like my floral satin version. They are very comfortable. If you are not looking for a traditional pyjama top with a collar, then this is actually a really easy pattern to sew up. No dislikes.
Fabric Used:
Floral satin.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
For the bottoms, I compared the pattern pieces to a pair of RTW satin pyjamas that I had. From that comparison I raised the crotch by almost 3 inches, and also shortened the length by 3 inches, although if I make these again I think I will only shorten by 2 inches. I didn't make any changes to the top.

I understitched the facing and used fusible web at the shoulders to stop the facing from rolling out.

As I was making these pyjamas for myself, I lapped the RHS over the LHS (and not the other way which is for men, as suggested in the pattern).

I made the hems at the bottom of the shirt and sleeve openings 1 1/4 inches wide (and shortened the sleeves by 3/4").
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might sew these again. They are so simple to make. I do recommend. Good for beginners.
Conclusion:
Sometimes the fabric maketh the pattern and not pattern maketh the fabric.
More pics on my blog, sewmanju.wordpress.com.
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annakeeton said...
Your set looks luxurious.
10/25/13 6:09 PM
JDpenelope said...
Very pretty satin and versatile pattern.
10/25/13 8:11 PM
SewWil said...
Love your glam pyjamas!
10/25/13 8:26 PM
Jstarr4250 said...
How very elegant these are! I imagine they feel wonderful to wear. Just lovely.
10/25/13 8:58 PM
frame said...
Very glam!! ;)
10/25/13 10:24 PM
SewLibra said...
Ooohhh so pretty and satiny! Your jammies must feel great.
10/26/13 0:36 AM
sewmaris said...
Very glam! Nice job!!
10/26/13 1:29 AM
caper81 said...
What a beautiful sleep set! *Far* more glam than the pattern photo, that's for sure;)! The fabric is just gorgeous! Also like that there's no collar, must try:)
10/26/13 11:22 PM
liliv said...
Very luxurious! Good luck!
10/27/13 3:48 PM
Baja Susana said...
Very pretty. I love that you took your photo in your bedroom with soft lighting, very cozy.
10/28/13 3:30 AM
lacroise1 said...
Would have never thought that pattern could make such pretty jammies!!!... great job
10/29/13 1:39 AM
lacroise1 said...
oops....sorry posted the same comment twice
10/29/13 1:39 AM
Dellia45 said...
I love them.. They look perfect for bedtime.
10/31/13 2:24 PM
Judy Kski said...
You've created a very pretty set of PJs. They look really comfortable to wear.
11/3/13 7:48 AM
barebear said...
Lovely pj's! Looks comfortable and sleek with all that satin. You're right, the fabric makes that pattern!
11/5/13 11:33 AM
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