Remember when I started this project? Apparently it was back in August! I had no idea that my sewing would take such a long hiatus while my work situation transitioned, but I’m happy to report that I seem to be getting back into the swing of things. Case in point: more progress on this long-neglected project!
The pattern is, of course, the Carolyn Pajamas by Closet Case Files. After making a muslin of both the shirt and pants, I finally cut into my flannel. I’m using Robert Kaufman Shetland Flannel in navy herringbone with accents of maroon flannel for the piping. In hindsight, using flannel for the piping wasn’t such a great idea. The flannel is pretty thick, and there are just too many layers where the piping is inserted. Lesson learned for next time. I really like the look of the contrast piping though, particularly since I opted not to use cording. The piping is just single-fold bias tape, inserted flat.
At this point, the pants are complete, and the shirt is in progress. The collar and lapels took forever to get just right – they were a challenge! I like challenging projects though, and I enjoyed taking my time with it. You know I sew at a glacial pace. 🙂 Since I very rarely get any sewing done during the week, I expect to finish these PJs next weekend.
In other news, I’ve been struggling to get good photos lately. I’m in-between cameras and have been using a little point-and-shoot, which simply isn’t up to the job of taking close-up, indoor blog photos. I took a ton of shots, and these two were the *least* blurry… but still pretty blurry! Ugh. Good cameras are expensive though, and it may be a while before I can save enough pennies to replace my old one. Please bear with me until then.
Camera issues aside, I’m so glad to be back to sewing! I’m excited to finish these fancy PJs and get cracking on John’s set. Remember how I’m making matching PJs for us?? Hahaha, this is going to be awesome. 🙂 Any recommendations for a good men’s PJ pattern?