pyjamas Pattern Sizing:
0 - 16. Watch out though, they're big! Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy and clear. Excellent. Especially if you do it with the superb sewalong by Karen at Did You Make That? What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Liked: It was so easy to do, even for a really hopeless beginner. It doesn't matter too much if you mess up the buttonholes and the hems are a bit wonky. After all, no-one who doesn't already love you is going to see you in pyjamas are they?
Like also: You can choose a contrast for belt and piping.
Dislike: Fabric requirements and notions aren't in metric. The fabric requirements will obviously be different if you are doing a contrast piping and tie belt but it doesn't mention anything about this on the packet so I spent more than I needed to on the fabric and will end up with a lot of unusable expensive waste.
Dislike: The size is hard to grasp as a beginner but I find this with everything so it's not Sewaholic's fault. It comes up big, despite the fact that the lady in the shop measured me. The person that this fits seriously needs to go to the gym. V baggy around the bottom and thighs. Not fabulously flattering but then you probably aren't going out in your jamas. If someone is going to judge you on how you look in them then you probably need a new relationship Fabric Used:
It was on sale at Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead, London.Loads of choice. Some sort of organic cotton I think. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:Cut off about 23 miles from the legs. Went for size 8 although this would be unthinkable in the non-sewing planet. I am a very straightforward 12 in the UK high street and between 12 and 14 Vogue Patterns. If I did it again I would probably go for a 6 but I would probably sew a label on the outside so that everyone knew and try to mention it to friends and complete strangers on the bus all the time.
I cut the elastic around the waist really small but they are a bit shapeless still.
Not meant to be a pattern variation but I have an inexplicable hole at the bottom of the false fly. I have no idea how it happened as I tried hard to follow the pattern. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. You can always use more pyjamas. Despite what I have said, they are great fun to make. Not at all difficult apart from the buttonholes. Apparently you need practice for these but mine worked and are functional. Just not beautiful or even. I will make them again if I can work out how much less main fabric I need in order to do contrast piping and tie. Conclusion:
Give them a go if you are a beginner and use Karen's sewalong to go with it.