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April 1, 2016

SOMETHING PRETTY THIS WAY COMES...

...all month long I had a hankering to join the Sew Much Talent's March Pajama Party but did not have any time for sewing.  There's jut nothing like pretty pajamas - is there?  Inspired by a set that Alethia made earlier this month, I finally managed to squeeze some sewing time into my overloaded March schedule.  Besides, a nice pair of pajamas or two would fill a gap in my night time wardrobe.  Bottom line, "I just wanted something pretty"!

I wanted something "girlie" so my sewing friend Cecil helped me pick this cabbage rose print jersey knit from Hancock's on Tuesday.  I used three patterns to come up with this robe, cami, and shorts set   (Oop McCall's 5472, oop Butterick 5044 and the infamous Sammy Cami from Iconic Patterns).
Made for sweater knits but worked well for the robe. View B was just the look I was going for.

A woven pattern but I used a knit and went down a size and didn't need the pockets.

Now priced at $2.00 - can't blame her for that. The best cami pattern on the market IMHO.  This was my second time making it and the fit is fab.  My friend Ebony hand held my application of fold over elastic used for the neckline binding and shoulder straps.  I'm still a little timid in using FOE, but she's a champ at it.  After making this one with her assistance, I think I have it down pat now.  I need soooo many camies in different colors so this pattern will be getting lots of use this spring/summer season.
Made it in the nick of  time with this entry for the Pajama party that ended March 31st.  Now it's time to really get down to business with my spring/summer wardrobe plans...

16 comments:

  1. Yea!!!! You did it and added a beautiful set too! I love this set and it makes me want to make a third set before Sunday!! (We got an extension). Beautiful pajamas Ms. Faye, happy you could join us!!

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    1. Yes Myra I made the deadline! I really would like to make another set but we'll see.

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  2. Oh so pretty Faye. And just in time for spring too. BTW, I'm almost ready to send you my questionnaire. Just need one more photo and a little sprucing up.

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    1. Thank you Diana, this set is nice for spring. And thank you for working on the Questionnaire too!

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  3. So pretty and feminine. Gorgeous! Love that floral print.

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    1. Thank you Tomasa! It looks more like a silky print than a knit and I love it.

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  4. I love pretty PJ and I know you made it as a gift for meeeee! LOL!

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    1. Thank you Alethia! This set would make a really nice gift to make for someone but it's really needed for my sleepwear drawer. I need to make more too.

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  5. So pretty Ms. Faye, and very feminine.

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    1. Thank you so much Diane. It was an easy make too!

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  6. This is so pretty Faye. I purchased a similar fabric awhile ago from Fabric Mart for a pair of pajamas. I really need to get to it one day soon. I love your pajama set.

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    1. I'd love to see your fabric Candice bet it would make a really nice set too!

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  7. Such pretty fabric. So creatively done too with the pattern combinations!! Gotta have pretty pj's. Yes indeedy! You all are making me want a pair! PJ love right here!

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  8. Thank you Terri! I love this print!

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  • Making Trousers for Men and Women
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