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Book Giveaway: 'The Perfect Pajama'

The Perfect Pajama by Kristina Nilsson and Jennifer Pirtle offers creative bedtime attire patterns and instructions.
Make a simple pair of womens pajamas special by adding lace.
Even mens nightwear are included.
A simple womens nightgown can be dressed up with embellished details.
Classic boys and girls pajamas are included in this comprehensive book with ideas for kid-friendly trim.
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 offers creative bedtime attire patterns and instructions.

Photo: Courtesy of Cico Books

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!


Comments (48)

SewingQueen SewingQueen writes: Who won the books? I'd love to hear their thoughts on the contents. Perhaps it will encourage us "non-winners" to purchase it.
Posted: 11:03 am on January 26th

merrisew merrisew writes: what beautiful,creative PJ's!!! I like them.
Posted: 11:01 am on January 25th

SewingQueen SewingQueen writes: 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
Posted: 8:54 am on December 5th

sewsewfabulous sewsewfabulous writes: I would love to make pajamas for my grandson, and the pair shown look perfect!!
Posted: 2:00 am on December 5th

Hobbygirl Hobbygirl writes: I can't wait for the drawing! I am sitting on pins and needles. :)
Posted: 10:56 am on December 2nd

shaedee shaedee writes: 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.
Posted: 3:45 am on December 2nd

shaedee shaedee writes: 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!
Posted: 3:43 am on December 2nd

Hobbygirl Hobbygirl writes: I would definitely use this book. My teen loves to lounge! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
Posted: 9:46 pm on December 1st

AllyCatAria AllyCatAria writes: I'm planning on making all of my friends and family pajamas for Christmas. This would be perfect for inspiration!
Posted: 5:57 pm on December 1st

rocketbetty rocketbetty writes: Now all I need is a cup of coffee and this book!
Posted: 3:35 pm on December 1st

ecgwinky ecgwinky writes: Oh, MY!!! I do NEED this book for new sleep wear!!! Sorry ladies but this has got to be mine (GRIN)
Posted: 3:27 pm on December 1st

ElleD ElleD writes: Ahhhhhhhh, eye candy for the night. Thank you!
Posted: 9:46 pm on November 30th

ready_set_sew ready_set_sew writes: PJs for all my familly!! Even a beautiful nightgown for me...and my boyfriend for sure ;)
Posted: 11:48 am on November 30th

organdy organdy writes: a stitch in time sleeps fine...pj's to shine...wish the book will be mine
Posted: 10:58 am on November 30th

koko2009 koko2009 writes: I love wearing beautiful PJs around the house when I'm 'in' for the night.
Posted: 6:19 pm on November 29th

HayleyRose HayleyRose writes: I love sleep. And looking good while I sleep, even better.
Posted: 12:16 pm on November 29th

maxinesmeasures maxinesmeasures writes: 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!
Posted: 11:28 am on November 29th

jenniekay jenniekay writes: There are some nights when nothing makes me happier then the perfect pair of PJs!
Posted: 9:06 pm on November 28th

clairezbo clairezbo writes: When all else failes, you can always make P J 'S......
Posted: 5:47 pm on November 28th

ceedee ceedee writes: 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.
Posted: 5:29 pm on November 28th

jenbot jenbot writes: I love pretty PJs!
Posted: 11:32 am on November 28th

Bess101202 Bess101202 writes: How cool! I would love to revamp some of my pajamas with something a little more fun :)
Posted: 10:44 am on November 28th

LeslieinAustin LeslieinAustin writes: Ooo! PJs!
Posted: 7:04 pm on November 27th

emmyjay emmyjay writes: Me too, me too!
Posted: 5:18 pm on November 27th

Ephemeral_Fortress Ephemeral_Fortress writes: 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.
Posted: 4:34 pm on November 27th

annielizabeth annielizabeth writes: 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.
Posted: 4:27 pm on November 27th

smockerlady smockerlady writes: 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.
Posted: 5:24 am on November 27th

smockerlady smockerlady writes: 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.
Posted: 5:24 am on November 27th

user-4545585 user-4545585 writes: So many want to win this book and SEW DO I!
Posted: 2:32 am on November 27th

kkkkaty kkkkaty writes: 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!
Posted: 4:36 pm on November 26th

hands_of_gold hands_of_gold writes: 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!
Posted: 9:06 am on November 26th

laurieberke laurieberke writes: 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!)
Posted: 2:32 am on November 26th

Suzicue Suzicue writes: I'd like the pajamas on the cover. Love the colors and the pattern!
Posted: 9:48 pm on November 25th

bkinyorkton bkinyorkton writes: 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!
Posted: 8:43 pm on November 25th

cyberprincess cyberprincess writes: would love to win this giveaway - just in time for holiday giving! How about me?
Posted: 3:54 pm on November 25th

barzel barzel writes: 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!
Posted: 3:51 pm on November 25th

Deila Deila writes: 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.
Posted: 11:17 am on November 25th

hoofmaiden hoofmaiden writes: Looks like a fun book.
Posted: 9:55 am on November 25th

Kyrielle Kyrielle writes: This looks like a great book!
Posted: 12:39 am on November 25th

littleislandgirl littleislandgirl writes: would love to win! (and the book looks great!)
Posted: 11:37 pm on November 24th

sew_darn_cute sew_darn_cute writes: What a wonderful book to 'win' right before the holidays! I could use a new pair of pj's!
Posted: 11:28 pm on November 24th

sew_darn_cute sew_darn_cute writes: what a wonderful book to 'win' just before the holidays.... i could use a new pair of pj's!
Posted: 11:26 pm on November 24th

Hyacinth19 Hyacinth19 writes: 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!

Posted: 10:41 pm on November 24th

amystagner amystagner writes: Great book!
Posted: 9:58 pm on November 24th

zzmax zzmax writes: What an awesome collection to the sewing repertoire!
Posted: 6:29 pm on November 24th

Zingen Zingen writes: PJs are fun!
Posted: 5:44 pm on November 24th

Nova437 Nova437 writes: Could definitely use this, especially since it's getting colder.
Posted: 5:06 pm on November 24th

ShiningStar ShiningStar writes: This book looks great. I would love to have it.
Posted: 4:29 pm on November 24th

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