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June 21, 2009

FRANKIE & JOHNNIE KNOCKOFFS, AND FABRIC SHOPPING AT HOME

My weekend project was a pair of PJ's that included two bottoms. I look in on the Frankie & Johnnie PJ site sometimes, and love the different styles that they offer. But look is all I do because I knew that when ever I found the time I would get around to making some up for myself. This is a lively Walmart table cotton print with lavender butterflies and green flowers. I wanted to add just a little something so I inserted purple piping on the color armholes and capri legs. I've never worked with piping, as I can remember, so I wanted to experiment with it a little. The generic piping foot that I bought at Hancock's a while ago fit my machine and worked like a charm. I think I'll investigate more of those feet. I still need to add buttons to my shirt.

My sewing friends Ebony and Lisa paid me a short visit on Saturday evening. Ebony had taken a trip to Texas several weeks ago and made some purchases for her new ESTY Fabric Shop. First we had a show and tell session; where we showed our recently sewn garments. Then we set up my cutting table and played fabric store in the middle of my living room. She had some really gorgeous knits and wovens. I had a really hard time choosing. We just spread everything out, made our choices, and Ebony cut out the yardage we requested. Talk about convenient! There was plenty of talk about her new Esty Shop, and some upcoming Fabric Trunk shows. I can't remember the name of her shop right now, but as soon as I find out I'll post it here on my site.

....Ebony's Fabric shop



Here are my fabric purchases from the night.

Aren't these prints beautimust????

22 comments:

  1. Ooh La La! Gorgeous fabrics.

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  2. Those PJs are are really cute.
    The piping adds a lot to them

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  3. great PJ's and additions to your stash.

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  4. I love piping on PJ tops, although I've always been too scared of messing up to try it myself. Yours looks really good! Did you use store bought piping?

    Is that bottom fabric a chain link jersey? I like that green & blue :-)

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  5. Nice jammies. Now, there's an idea--fabric home parties! Like Tupperware or whatever, only fabric.

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  6. Nice PJ's! Great choice to add the piping -- they look so tailored!

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  7. Love the PJ's! I have been missing in the blog world and have to catch up on my reading! I would love to see that long dress on you.
    Great blog! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. You did a fantastic job on the pjs and love the piping.

    Now that is definitely a gorgeous stash of fabric.

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  9. Piping always adds a special look to anything you make. I love working with it.
    Beautiful fabric! This is a great idea - traveling fabric sales.
    I want to come to your house and sew!!!! :)

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  10. Hurry and find out the name of her store because those fabrics are fabulous!

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  11. Your new pj's are so pretty, love the trim. How fun buying fabric in your own house. Talk about great customer service.

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  12. Those pjs are too pretty to wear to bed! I love the piping on them. The fabrics are very beautimus! How much fun to get together with friends who also sew!

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  13. Hi Faye. Sounds like you had a nice weekend. And thanks for the frankie and johnnie PJ link (I had never heard of them, just went to their site--cute items).

    Nice fabric, too and your PJ's are cute, indeed.

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  14. Very cute pj's and I think she's on to something, beats the heck out of a MaryKay party lol.

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  15. OMG! I just checked the frankie and johnny website and I can't believe how much they're charging and getting for those simple pj's, makes me glad I can sew.

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  16. Thats a night I would love to have!! The fabric you picked is gorgeous. Your PJ's are really cute!

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  17. Beautiful pieces ! The PJs are cute - I like the piping.

    I just tried my hand at piping for the first time. Need LOTS of practice LOL !

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  18. LOVE the fabrics! And that is a great idea! You and your sewing buddies always have so much fun! Love the PJs by the way!! Too cute!

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  19. yes, I am loving all those prints! And pjs look adorable too!

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  20. I've been enjoying your blog. I would love for you to come and visit my blog as well, www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com .

    My 8 year old daughter has her own sewing blog. If you would like to see what she's up to, go to www.sewingsister.blogspot.com . She is currently learning how to hand sew. In a few weeks she will start learning how machine sew. She is very excited. Her six year old brother is also featured on her blog. He has been sewing right along with us. It's been a lot of fun sharing this with them.

    Regards,

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  21. Beautiful fabrics! PJ fabric from Walmart looks great

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  22. Lovely PJs!

    It's so nice to have friends who sew!

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