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Made By A Fabricista: Unfrumping My Sleepwear with Pretty Little PJ Sets

Hello Sewing Friends!

I’m excited to be back on the Fabricista Blog to share my latest projects with you all. I’m on a mission to unfrump my pajama collection and here are two sets to get me started on the journey. 

Now, I have some nice pjs but they are clearly pjs. They aren’t something that I can pop on a meeting wearing or leave the house wearing. I want to add some pjs to my sleepwear wardrobe that really sort of look like clothes. So they needed to be comfortable enough to sleep in but be pretty about and have style features that weren’t typical of pjs. 

I pulled two patterns from my collection. And as you can see, they are not pj patterns but are clothing patterns. 

I selected knit fabrics from Fabric Mart Fabrics that would be soft and comfortable to sleep in. 

The red solid fabric is a sweater knit that I would wear outside for sure. The floral knit is one that I love as it’s pretty and bold. 

I was able to cut three pieces from the red floral: pants, a top and a cardigan. These three pieces are all very comfortable and will actually mix and match with a lot in my closet. 

I used New Look 6581 for the pants and McCall’s 7331 for the top and cardigan. Modifications that I made included cropping the pants, and I made the t-shirt sleeveless. I did not face the cardigan as instructed by the pattern as I did not have enough fabric. So I simply served the edge and hemmed it. I will remake this and will do the facing as I think it will hang even better that way. 



As for the floral set, I used the New Look pattern to make both pieces. The wrap dress is my robe! I used some vintage velvet trim for the belt. And I cropped the pants again. 



I absolutely love all five pieces that I made. And I love how they mix and match. I will be making more items with some Fabric Mart Fabrics knits. I just love these pieces that I can sleep in. Or just through on when I’m not going out but want to feel dressed. I’m extended the year of cozy right in to 2022! 

I hope you all like these pieces. Let us know in the comments if you have any plans to make new pjs or as we call it now, lounge wear. 

I wish all a wonderful Holiday Season! 

Happy Sewing,

SHEREE   @shereesalchemy

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Comments

  1. I love love love this idea, to use clothing patterns for pjs you feel comfortable in wearing out in OR sleeping in. Your new clothes totally accomplish that feat with panache! Great fabric and design choices too.

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  2. Lovely set! Perfect for travelling too, especially over the holidays.

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  3. Love it! You look so put together and elegant.

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  4. You did an AWESOME JOB! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. These are beautiful. I love the nontraditional use of the clothing design. Gives me some ideas.

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  6. Your lounge/sleepwear look fabulous. It is obvious that they will do exactly what you made them for. Job well thought out and accomplished. Happy Holidays to you and your family also.

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  7. You did a great job! Well done, looks very nice on you.

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  8. I love the idea… I’ve been looking for a ways to re-design my sleepwear.

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  9. These are beautiful! I'll have to try this. Thank you for sharing.

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