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Book Giveaway: ‘The Perfect Pajama’

Dec 01, 2009
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The Perfect Pajama by Kristina Nilsson and Jennifer Pirtle offers creative bedtime attire patterns and instructions.

The Perfect Pajama by Kristina Nilsson and Jennifer Pirtle (Cico Books) combines clear illustrations, concise instruction and creative garment design for nightwear and accessories. It includes a complete set of full-sized patterns necessary to make any of the items shown. These are not simply pajamas, nightgowns, robes and other sleep accessories; rather the designs take bedroom wear from boring to amazing. Jazz up a classic pair of pajamas with attractive and unusual embellishments and other ingenious details. Every project includes well-illustrated step-by-step instructions, as well as beautiful close-up photography. A comprehensive technique section gives details about how to execute each of the skills you’ll need to know. The garments include adorable nightwear for children, women’s bedroom attire ranging from sexy-glamorous to classic fun, garments for men, as well as bedtime accessories like slippers and eye masks.

This is a wonderful book for any sewer. If you’re thinking about making gifts for those on your holiday list, consider pajamas because there are fewer fitting concerns to worry about. If you’re in need of a gift for someone who sews but doesn’t consider herself an advanced sewer just yet, this book would make a fabulous gift. If you’re lucky, you might be able to win a copy for yourself or a friend!

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To enter the drawing, leave a comment displaying your new avatar.

Leave a comment on this post before the deadline—11:59 pm, Tuesday, December 1—and you could be one of the TWO lucky winners who will be chosen at random and announced on Wednesday, December 2.

Good luck!

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  1. User avater SewingQueen January 26th

    Who won the books? I'd love to hear their thoughts on the contents. Perhaps it will encourage us "non-winners" to purchase it.

  2. merrisew January 25th

    what beautiful,creative PJ's!!! I like them.

  3. User avater SewingQueen December 5th

    Making lingerie has been my goal this year. From making - and fitting - bras for all four of my daughters, to sewing beautiful pajamas, I'm learning so much and having so much fun. I have never seen this book before, but it sounds very intriguing!
    Sewing Queen Kym

  4. User avater sewsewfabulous December 5th

    I would love to make pajamas for my grandson, and the pair shown look perfect!!

  5. Hobbygirl December 2nd

    I can't wait for the drawing! I am sitting on pins and needles. :)

  6. User avater shaedee December 2nd

    Actually I would have posted it earlier except that I lost this site and chased around looking for it 'til I used the search engine.

  7. User avater shaedee December 2nd

    It's 11:42 and I finally uploaded a picture I can stand to use, not the one I wanted but dears, my pj's are so dead as to be absolutely shameful, therefore; I should win!

  8. Hobbygirl December 1st

    I would definitely use this book. My teen loves to lounge! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  9. User avater AllyCatAria December 1st

    I'm planning on making all of my friends and family pajamas for Christmas. This would be perfect for inspiration!

  10. User avater rocketbetty December 1st

    Now all I need is a cup of coffee and this book!

  11. ecgwinky December 1st

    Oh, MY!!! I do NEED this book for new sleep wear!!! Sorry ladies but this has got to be mine (GRIN)

  12. User avater ElleD November 30th

    Ahhhhhhhh, eye candy for the night. Thank you!

  13. User avater ready_set_sew November 30th

    PJs for all my familly!! Even a beautiful nightgown for me...and my boyfriend for sure ;)

  14. User avater organdy November 30th

    a stitch in time sleeps fine...pj's to shine...wish the book will be mine

  15. User avater koko2009 November 29th

    I love wearing beautiful PJs around the house when I'm 'in' for the night.

  16. User avater HayleyRose November 29th

    I love sleep. And looking good while I sleep, even better.

  17. User avater maxinesmeasures November 29th

    I live in Indiana, inspires me to make pajamas similar to those beautiful silk ones Katherine Hepburn wore in her movies! This one's going into my library--Good luck!

  18. User avater jenniekay November 28th

    There are some nights when nothing makes me happier then the perfect pair of PJs!

  19. User avater clairezbo November 28th

    When all else failes, you can always make P J 'S......

  20. User avater ceedee November 28th

    I laughed when I read the comment above re nighware made one xmas from her grandmother as I have just finish 6 lots of nightware, nighties for the older girls and pjs for the two younger ones, all in satin (3 different patterns) all with piping and they look gorgeous.

  21. jenbot November 28th

    I love pretty PJs!

  22. User avater Bess101202 November 28th

    How cool! I would love to revamp some of my pajamas with something a little more fun :)

  23. User avater LeslieinAustin November 27th

    Ooo! PJs!

  24. User avater emmyjay November 27th

    Me too, me too!

  25. User avater Ephemeral_Fortress November 27th

    Last year my resolution was to fill my entire wardrobe (undergarments included) with things made by me. So far this is going pretty well but I've started to notice that my sleepwear isn't nearly as fun as it could be. This book looks really cool.

  26. User avater annielizabeth November 27th

    Hi, Happy Holidays everyone!
    I just got out my warmer PJs and noticed how thin the flannel had become. Time to make some new ones and this book would be perfect. Love this site.

  27. smockerlady November 27th

    Hi, this books looks fantastic and takes PJ's for the whole family to a different level!

    Have a wonderful 13year old fashion conscious daughter, who loves a variety of nightwear.................this has to be the book to impress her.....and just in time for Christmas too.

  28. MissTaraTara November 27th

    So many want to win this book and SEW DO I!

  29. User avater kkkkaty November 26th

    oh, pjs, my favorite clothes. A mall here in SLC is having a pajama party tonight, and that's almost enough to get me to the mall on Black Friday!

  30. User avater hands_of_gold November 26th

    A book on PJ's? Would love to win it! I'm sitting in mine now, and I could definitely use a new pair! Happy Holidays!

  31. User avater laurieberke November 26th

    Since I love to give presents with a personal touch, this would be a great book to have for holiday gift-making. Nothing is more comfortable than cozy, cute PJs! (And these certainly look cute!)

  32. User avater Suzicue November 25th

    I'd like the pajamas on the cover. Love the colors and the pattern!

  33. User avater bkinyorkton November 25th

    PJ's are always great for lounging and make fabulous gifts. I still remember when my Grandma made PJ's for my cousins and I one Christmas. They were flannelete nightgowns for the older girls (6 & 7 year olds) and 2 pc for the younger ones. All from the same print! With the inspiration from a book like these surely I could make some PJ's my daughter and daughter-in-law would love!

  34. cyberprincess November 25th

    would love to win this giveaway - just in time for holiday giving! How about me?

  35. User avater barzel November 25th

    It's getting cold here - snow this weekend... New PJ's will be wonderful! I'd love to win - thanks for the give-a-way!

  36. User avater Deila November 25th

    No one can have enough PJ's. I would love to have a copy for my library. I teach my 3 nieces sewing and I think they would find it a blast.

  37. hoofmaiden November 25th

    Looks like a fun book.

  38. Kyrielle November 25th

    This looks like a great book!

  39. User avater littleislandgirl November 24th

    would love to win! (and the book looks great!)

  40. User avater sew_darn_cute November 24th

    What a wonderful book to 'win' right before the holidays! I could use a new pair of pj's!

  41. User avater sew_darn_cute November 24th

    what a wonderful book to 'win' just before the holidays.... i could use a new pair of pj's!

  42. User avater Hyacinth19 November 24th

    I would love to win this book as I could use it in the classroom where I teach in the fashion design department at a community college in Tucson.

    We did "Wild Pajamas" for a summer project and we had a lot of really cute designs!

  43. zzmax November 24th

    What an awesome collection to the sewing repertoire!

  44. User avater Zingen November 24th

    PJs are fun!

  45. User avater Nova437 November 24th

    Could definitely use this, especially since it's getting colder.

  46. User avater ShiningStar November 24th

    This book looks great. I would love to have it.

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