Pyjama Party - woo hoo!
Did you know over 100 sew-ers have signed up? The thought makes my head spin!
I have decided to use a vintage nightdress pattern for the top.
I had planned to make a cotton jersey camisole: quick, easy... but when I came across this pattern (Style 2290 from 1968) from Janet's stash, my fate was sealed!
The pattern suggests "dotted swiss" as a suitable fabric, and as I already had 1.5 metres of white dobby dot in the house I decided to do the decent stash-busting thing, instead of ordering new material.
I had 4 inches to "lose" across the bust, so took the opportunity to custom-fit the yoke and sleeves too. When I came to shorten the mini-dress into a top, I discovered that the previous owner had made the same alteration, marking the pattern at 18 inches below the underarm, exactly where I planned to cut! Spooky!
Japanese book I ever bought, "Linen and Cotton Volume 1".
The fabric came from the Victoria and Albert Museum shop and is a reproduction Horrockses' print. I had intended to make a blouse, but when it arrived it just screamed "pyjamas" at me!
I think the two fabrics go really well together and look quite "1960's".
I am having such fun with this project!
Are you joining the party?
Anyone else going for a vintage vibe?