Friends, thank you so much for your many words of sympathy regarding Michael's mother. They mean a great deal to us.
It is time for me to return to sewing. Having finished my 1920's cotton lawn kimono, next up were the pajamas, using the vintage Butterick pattern I found this summer at the Chelsea Flea Market (see pic above).
Remember how I'd decided to buy different fabric than I'd originally intended: that lilac-colored dotted swiss and the Moorish-style print?
I made the pajama bottoms in the lavender, and the color just didn't look right -- too bright. So I went back to the fabric store again and picked up more of the -- what would you call it, deep mauve? Dark raspberry? -- and returned to my original palette.
I'm using the coffee-colored tan for the trim.
I love the way these muted colors look together.
In the notions section of Mood, I found this heavy gold rope -- perfect for the pajama belt!
The pattern is very well-drafted and, since the original instructions are missing, I'm glad the construction was straightforward.
Can we pull off a photo shoot in the next few days? If I can get that cousin of mine to do a little less twerking and a little more working, we just might.
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mostly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!