|Pattern Description: This is a collection of sleepwear for woven fabrics. Out of print, but available online (I purchased mine from Amazon June 2013). This review is of pajama top D, gathered raglan sleeve top and pajama shorts E. |
Pattern Sizing: XS-M, L-XL. I made L because the cut is generous.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, but maybe shorter in waist.
Were the instructions easy to follow?Super easy. Great pattern for beginners.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? These are easy and versatile patterns for sleepwear in woven fabrics. The shorts consist of just 1 piece (no side seams, cut 2 of front/back combo piece), the top has 3 (front, back, sleeve).
Fabric Used: A thick terry cloth, an old fabric in my stash. I was not sure what to make with this, but it works great as PJs. May be my new favorite. Shorts can pass in public as regular, not sleepwear, in a pinch.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I had made version A top and shorts E before. In this version, rather than making a casing for the elastic for the shorts and the top, I directly sewed the stretched circularized elastic close to the seam edge, then turned it over and topstitched it down with a zigzag. I used a wider elastic for the shorts than called for. Since the terry is so thick I didn't hem either the shorts or the top, just serged to finish. I omitted the gathering and elastic on the sleeves of the top. (Actually like this better-makes a short flutter sleeve). I find the top a bit short and should lengthen it 2 or so inches. (I didn't have enough fabric for this version).
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. Going to make some long pants versions.
Conclusion: A great collection of sleepwear for woven fabrics. Cut is generous, and you may want to go down a size or 2 for more fitted versions.