This is an easy pattern. I used Ann and Allyn’s Thanksgiving Weekend PJ Sew-A-Long to challenge myself to a marathon sew-in. It forced me to find all the sewing tools and to test the work areas.
OK, the sewing set up needs a lot of work still! But the pattern is a good one for marathon sewing.
I tested and tweaked the pants pattern with 2 casual woven pants. The pattern is fairly similar to what I would normally cut as a custom drafted pant so I had the new test pair on for our Thanksgiving River Walk.
Then I hit the cutting table with 10 yards of silk weight power dry and the result so far is made 1 PJ bottoms, made 1 long sleeved top, 2 long sleeved gowns and 1 robe. The only style I haven’t tested is the shorter pants and short sleeved top.
I have cut but not yet sewn 1 long sleeved top in pale yellow silk jersey, 1 more power dry PJ bottom and 1 robe in WindPro Lite, a thin but fuzzy thermal technical fabric that Malden Mills used to make for a commercial manufacturer.
I love the silk weight power dry for wearing to bed. It is changing my life long habit of sleeping in the nude.
Here are some pix of sets on the body.