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Sewing PJ’s

LindaFaye | Posted in General Discussion on

Just got the new Victoria’s Secret Catalog in the mail today.  I must confess I love pretty fashion catalogs (Speigel’s, Newport News, Chadwicks) to name a few.  Victoria’s had page after page of PJ’s which I really do love so dearly.  I made a pair a couple of months ago from an old McCall’s #M4637 Easy Stitch ‘N Save pattern.

Just wanted to know if there are any more PJ lovers here and what patterns you use.



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    blondie2sew | | #1

    Hi LindaFaye,

    I have to confess I am a PJ lover! and I love love love the VS catalogue as well!! Especially this time of year when all the pjs do come out!!

    Great inspiration.

    However I have made some pj pants and in the past ages ago I have made some pj's with shorts version...

    So I actually haven't sat down to sew any new pjs lately (except for some pants for me) Now you are going to inspire me to do so...

    The patterns I have used (can't say I totally love them but they will do) I am yet to find the perfect pattern and I know that won't happen just come close I just need learn more on custom fitting the pattern..

    I like the pjs to sit on my low waist (not too low) and I know I have seen a comment on one of these threads about looking at the pattern to see where it will be fitting so that was a great tip.

    Anyway I am rambling so here are the patterns I have used

    My old ones are----Butterick 5189
    McCall's 6306

    The new one( I just sewn the PJ pants on) --Simplicity 5923

    I may not have been a lot of help but I share in your love for PJ's and I am looking forward to all who will share their patterns too!!


    1. LindaFaye | | #2

      PJ's are great any time of the year, but now that fall is here and winter's fastly approaching - I think this is really PJ weather.  I could just live in them.  I use to buy one or two pair in the summer and then a couple of pairs for the winter.  Now that I have started sewing again I'd like to have some real cute ones.

      I just bought Simplicity 5923 (2 lengths for the pants; with two lengths on the shirt; also includes slippers, a bag and a blanket).

      McCalls 5249 (two tops, a gown and a bag).

      Simplicity 5778 (robes, slippers and a bed jacket)

      I plan on making pants, top and a matching bed jacket for my sisters for Christmas presents --- got to get busy with that.  I might even try a pair of the slippers.

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        blondie2sew | | #3

        Thanks for your patterns I will check them out and when you finish some of your pj's just let us see by posting the pics!! I can't wait...Thanks again

        1. LindaFaye | | #4

          Will do if I can figure out how to use my digital camera.

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            blondie2sew | | #5

            Wonderful!!You can do it!! Connie

    2. solosmocker | | #6

      I love sewing pj's and make quite a few for my grandsons. I use a classic New Look pattern and add piping on the collar, cuffs, and pocket. It is kind of retro and my DGSs love them. I take them to pick out the fabric sometimes, asking before we go in the store what they want on the fabric, trucks, eagles or whatever. Then we go on a search thruout the store for it. It's great fun. I would get you the pattern number but right now my sewing world is in total chaos with all my goodies waiting to be placed in my new sewing studio, ready in a few days. The pattern has the classic boys pajama on it as well as a little girls nightgown. It is quite simple and works up really quickly.

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        blondie2sew | | #7

        Thanks for the tidbits on how you make your pj'sSorry my response was delayed as I have been out of town.Now I am backConnie

  2. SewCrazy2 | | #8

    I see this discussion died but I wanted to add my 2 pennies.
    I live in PJ's even during the summer here in FL. My favorite PJ bottom pattern is, hands down, the Burda "one-seams" (Burda 3216)

    They really are 2 seams: inside and crotch, then hem and waistcasing; the quickest pant around. I love them and live in them. They are great when using plaids since you only have to match back and front. The style is nice and baggy or you can take them up (folding out excess in the center) if you make them out of a knit. You get to pick where you want the waistband to ride when you make them. The waistband is high to start but I made my basic pattern at my waistline then dropped it about an inch. They sit an inch below my belly button which is where I like them. I am sure you can lower them even more.

    Louise Cutting has One-Seams in her line but it is more expensive than the Burda at $18. However, she is great about answering questions at Artisan Square http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php/topic,535.msg8915.html#msg8915

    and will help you fit her pattern. This makes the pattern well worth the cost. And she was the one that made the pattern such a hit. She did a VHS tape for Burda years ago on the One-Seams. You may be able to find it at a library if you are interested. Great tape! She is a great teacher very generous with her knowledge.

    And so I write my first post. :o)

    1. LindaFaye | | #9

      I will definately have to look for this one seam pattern you mentioned by Burda.  Might as well make a great PJ pant that is easy, Thanks much for sharing.  I could live in Pj's to here in Georgia - year round if I just didn't have to leave the house (lol).

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