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Posted on:6/4/14 6:11 AM
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
See other patterns in this category: Mens - Sleepwear / Loungewear    
Fabric:Flannel  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
This pattern has been reviewed many times , however I thought I would just jot down my 2 cents worth since this is my first review... ever .... So, here goes.

An easy fit men's pajama pattern that will take you from season to season for many years. The pattern is designed to be used for lightweight woven fabrics. Some of the listed suggestions are cotton, silk, flannel and broadcloth. There are 2 pattern variations for the top and pants : the long pants which is perfect for the colder seasons has an added cuff with contrasting piping, while the short pants has a turned up hem which aids in being a cool and relaxed garment for the hotter seasons. The pants has a fly front together with elastic at the back waist and a drawstring at the front with snap closures. The long sleeve top has the added beauty of a collar and sleeve cuffs with contrasting piping and a patch pocket, while the short sleeve top has a v-neckline with pocket.

Pattern Sizing:
The sizes range from S to XXL.
I made the the XL in both the top and pants. The ease in the top was perfect, but my husband found the circumference around the thigh area to be a bit excessive. For the next one I would definitely taper the leg seams.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did. I was particularly pleased that the collar lined up perfectly.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Instructions were uncomplicated and easy to understand. The seam allowance of 6 mm makes me rather uncomfortable, so I increased the seam allowance to 1,5 cm. The instructions for attaching piping was limited. I used ready made piping, and had to run a guideline along the area the piping was to be installed, then stitched the piping slightly smaller than my required width, then matched these 2 stitch lines and sewed the piping in place. A bit extra of extra work, but the final result was worth it.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like that the pattern has the option of a summer and winter version. The piping and cuffs maybe optional. I thought that the pants with the fly front, elasticated waistband, drawstring and snap closures was ... simply put .... overkill! Next attempt i will remove the fly front and install a regular elastic waistband.

Fabric Used:
Checked flannel

>Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Have another set already in the works and yes, definitely worth having this pattern in your collection.

I enjoyed sewing this pattern, the piping and cuffs took a bit of time, but that could always be left out, but, all in all ... 2 thumbs up from me.
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mssewcrazy said...
wonderful pjs. I may add this to my men's kwik sew patterns I have stashed. My oldest gs is now wearing men's sizes and I will eventually make him something to sleep in.
6/4/14 6:40 AM
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