The ‘Scottish PJs’ | Debi Fry
Fabric: 1.5 metres tartan flannel £2 from a garage sale in WA
Pattern: My old pyjama (PJ) bottoms
Year: c. current
Notions: elastic stolen from old PJs
Time to complete: 3 hours
Wear again? Oh yes! I don't think I'll ever buy PJs again!
Total Cost: ~£2
When I was back in the States visiting my family, I got to meet up with the fabulous Solanah from Vintage Vixen. It was such a great day–we went to loads of estate sales and garage sales! I found tons of fabric and one of my absolute favourite finds was 5 yards of this lovely tartan flannel!
I absolutely LOVE flannel. So perfect for thos cold Scottish nights! Surprisingly, I haven't come across tartan flannel in my local fabric shops. In fact, I don't think my local fabric shops have much flannel at all!
Of course this flannel is perfect for PJs! I decided that I would try to copy a pair of PJ bottoms I already have. So I laid out my PJs and carefully pinned them on the fabric and cut around them, leaving generous seam allowances.
But do you see there are two sets of PJs being copied? Oh yes! I am making a matching pair for David! hehehehe…we'll have matching PJs…too funny. The only difference will be that I wanted the flannel bit on the inside and he wanted it on the outside! I'll be sure to post photos of us together when I finish sewing his!
In retrospect, I should have left a bit more crotch depth when I cut around the PJs (because you can't really get the actual shape of the PJ in that area–it's a bit distorted when you lay it out). Luckily, I gave myself some extra space to work with and it worked out and they fit really comfortably!
I ended up using the elastic that was in my old PJs and the drawstring for my new PJs! Score! Unfortunately, when I cut out the plaid was a bit uneven. Luckily this pattern repeats frequently and I had cut them a bit longer than I needed so I was able to match it up pretty well! Phew!
*p.s. my t-shirt says 'Powell's Books', my absolute favourite bookstore in the Pacific Northwest.