Pyjamas worth waiting for

(snail crossing finishing line)

When all said and done, my family are good sports. There is an understanding that when I offer to sew or knit them something, they won’t be able to call it truly theirs. Not until they’ve modelled said article for at least a hundred a few photos.

It’s part of the deal.

My latest sewing project has taken a few months. Not due to the complexity, but other activities, and life in general, have shouted louder. Progress has been snail pace. I’m there now. Like my shelled friend above, the finishing line has been crossed.

Fortunately, my husband is a patient man. Some where back in the decades that we’ve been together, he decided that my indonesian chicken and ability to make comfy pyjamas, were worth waiting for. It may take time for me to get round to either, but eventually, the day cycles round again. Never on the same day. That would be a wish too far.

I’m not sure I can say much more about this pair of pyjamas than I’ve said for the blue version or the polar bear ones. Although I did remember to cut the legs so the pattern matches this time. Unlike the blue pair.

McCalls 4244. Four pieces of fabric make up the legs and four pieces for the pockets. I used french seams, to hide the raw edges and to avoid a rigid seam. Both potentially uncomfortable as you try to drift off.

The fabric was from our local craft shop. Soft, but liable to fray. Costing it out, I still believe it’s cheaper to make than hunt for similar in the shops. Sometimes a sewing pattern can’t be improved on.

I have to include this photo. I was snapping these as my multi-tasking model made breakfast. The children couldn’t resist adding comments. They decided this one made him look like Dr Who starting to regenerate. What can I say? I have a household of Whovians.

Trousers done. Let’s not dwell on the time it’s taken. They are all yours now, husband of mine. Indonesian chicken? Maybe. Sometime soon. Oh you know. Best not to hurry these things.

16 thoughts on “Pyjamas worth waiting for

  • Thursday 18 May, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Wonderful! And the leather chair, too. 😀 Your husband is a wise man, it seems.

    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:19 am

      So true, but don’t tell him!

  • Thursday 18 May, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I made my man some for Christmas one year. He loves them because I made them! They look really good. Good Luck with the chicken dish then…

    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:18 am

      Of course he did. There is something about clothes made especially for you…

  • Thursday 18 May, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Pyjamas look great and fantastic pattern matching, never easy.

    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:10 am

      But worth it.

  • Saturday 20 May, 2017 at 1:13 am

    oh the best things come to those who wait. Women’s pjs are a plenty in the shops, but decent ones for men are something i’ve struggled to buy in the past, never thought about making a pair though Popping over from #PoCoLo

    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:10 am

      I’m glad it’s not just me that finds it difficult to find the right pjs for men.

  • Sunday 21 May, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    I’m pleased to note that I’m not the only one who takes their time over crafts. These look fantastic. #PoCoLo

    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:09 am

      There are some projects that take longer than they should.

  • Sunday 21 May, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Oh they do look comfy! I have to say that I love that the legs didn’t match on the blue pair…. Well done you though! #pocolo

    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:08 am

      Ha! There is a kind of beauty in the pattern not matching. Specially as it made a different pattern.

  • Wednesday 24 May, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    They look great – and I’m sure worth waiting for. Sometimes though you start a project and for whatever reason it gets stuck and then it’s hard to get back into isn’t it, however much you try. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:06 am

      This one was so simple and it was creating a block. Gad they are finished.

  • Friday 26 May, 2017 at 8:07 am

    They look good. I wish I had the talent to actually make clothes!
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:05 am

      Start simple and I bet you find you can sew something worth wearing.

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