For this set of pajamas I went with a sheer black cotton lawn; which is very lightweight and soft. I purchased about 4 yards of fabric from online fabric store and paid something like $5 a yard. In my stash, I had knit elastic for the waistband and pink bias tape for the facings finished edges, and the top's hem. I did purchase some pink ribbon for the edges and pink buttons, but that was like $2's at Hancock fabrics. Oh, I already had black cotton thread.
|Pink and black|
Time frame: Sewing time took about 3 days. I sewed up the pants in one afternoon. The blouse took a little longer since I added all the trim.
Technique: Sewed using french seams. Along the finished edges and hem I used soft pink bias tape; which matched the pink ribbon trim and buttons. Hemmed by hand the sleeves and machine hemmed the pants. Please note: Since the fabric is very sheer I highly suggest using stay tape or organza along the crotch seams and on the shoulder seams. I didn't do this and I regret it. Also, I used the same pink ribbon trim and created a loop and sewed into the back waist band of the pants.......so I can tell the front from the back! Check out the details:
|ribbon sewed into backside waistband|
|detail of ribbon and buttons|
I am so not done with this pattern. Next time I want to make a short sleeve and short set version. Seriously, I already have the fabric..... a really cute swiss dot from Hancock fabrics; which I purchased before the move....something a seriously crazy sewing person would do!
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