|Simplicity: 2823 ( Unisex Child, Teen ) - Type:Sleepwear|
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|See other patterns in this category: Mens - Sleepwear / Loungewear Sleepwear |
|Fabric:||Satin [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Unisex Child, Teen & Adult Top and Pants
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?
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.
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.
Sometimes the fabric maketh the pattern and not pattern maketh the fabric.
More pics on my blog, sewmanju.wordpress.com.