New PJs – essential sewing!


At last, cool weather has arrived. For those of us in south Florida, that means night temperatures in the fifties. Not cold! But what a difference. Our dry season has begun, with lower humidity and the beautiful temperate days that bring so many people to Florida for the winter. Best of all – open windows, fresh air, and no A/C!

I get the urge to sew new PJs in the fall and in the spring. I’m wearing these as I write, and I might not take them off until next year! It’s my only matching ‘winter’ PJ set – I admit that most of my PJs are collection of T-shirts and leggings that have been downgraded from the closet to the drawer πŸ™‚ Terrible… and I plan to grit my teeth and do something about that! Soon.


The top is a modified Wiksten tank, and bottoms are Love Notions Sabrina Slims.


These are two great patterns that I’ve used over and over. The Wiksten top is designed for woven fabrics, and I’ve sewn some cute sleeveless versions in simple cottons, but it works beautifully with knits as well.


In a totally different direction, I just finished a nightgown that’s pretty enough to wear all day. I’m so in love with this rayon challis print from Cali Fabrics.


The gown is a mix of elements – I used a favorite bodice sloper, with a 1.5″ wide waistband (it’s faced on the inside), and a gathered skirt that’s simply a 50″w x 38″l rectangle.n1Β Β n4

When I wear this, I match my house πŸ™‚

I hope everyone has a nice weekend, spent doing favorite things.

Bye for now – Coco

7 thoughts on “New PJs – essential sewing!

  1. I love your entries on this post. I am an avid maker of jammies, for myself and husband who loves sci-fi themed novelty prints for his bottoms (10 pair so far). He goes to his enormous !!! clothing stash and finds a T-shirt that matches one of the colors in the print. He is one cute old guy in his jammies. I love flannel pj’s and have made many for myself for winter, and several cotton variations, my favorite is a Betty Boop print, for summer. The pattern I use is a unisex pattern from the 90’s and a one-seamed pants pattern enlarged for the bottoms, butut I love your’s. I’m going to save this post as an inspiration


  2. I really enjoy viewing the items you make from independent patterns. Your site features this much more than most, and your results are worthy of emulation!


  3. Love your PJs and nighty! Here in Nova Scotia it is too cold in the winter to not have my chest and neck covered 😁
    Coco, I notice your dolls when you post in this area, LOVE them!!! I am assuming that you made them…

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    1. Hi Sandy! Yes, I made the dolls – I love art dolls and every so often I get in the mood to make more. I’ve made and sold dozens, all my own design. These girls have been with me for about 5 years. And I admit to 6 more in other places in the house πŸ™‚ They all have names and are great companions.


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