We had a holiday to America 4 months ago and d1 bought some material to make some pyjamas.  We have not got round to making them, but now we are making every step a new project, we will be tackling it one step at a time.

Step 1
(14th January 2017)


Trace around an existing, comfy pair of pyjamas onto newspaper and cut out to make a pattern template.  Remember to stretch the top of the existing pyjamas to trace around to make sure they have enough material when gathered with the elastic.  (We made that mistake and gaffa taped more newspaper onto the top of the pattern and recut that bit.)




h Step 2
(18th January 2017)

Cut around the pattern twice, (we used wooden train track pieces to weigh down the pattern on the fabric and then cut around the pattern.  They worked very well as they held the pattern down just where it needed it). Turn the pattern over and cut out another two pieces.  You then have 4 pieces for the pyjamas.  Match up two pieces for the front and sew together the top of the leg to the waist.  Match up the two pieces for the back and sew from the top of the leg to the waist.




The pyjamas looked good but before the hems are done and the waist band done, we need to put a bit of material in the top to make them fit a bit better….

To be continued ….