Sunday, 1 November 2015

Love at First Stitch- Margot Pyjama Bottoms

The last time I saw my ex boyfriend he told me he'd broken the pyjama bottoms I'd made him. Admittedly on the list of dreadful things he's ever said to me, that isn't in the top 10, but either way it was still not great to hear. I've had a meter or so of the same fabric sat in my stash ever since I made them with one leg actually already cut out. What with my new found pattern matching skills I thought it was about time I made my own and really paid attention to matching those plaids.

It was a bit of a squeeze as I didn't have an awful lot left- the pattern matching on the bum is all about the horizontal and less about the vertical- but it's not bad! Side seams match up pretty well and the CF seam is a dream!

I thought to test my skills a bit I would give putting a pocket in a go. The result was neither success or failure- It's true I have a fully functioning pocket on the right hand side, but I put it in a little low and certainly didn't insert it the way you were meant to! Definitely something I can add to my 'to practice' list.

For the waistband I actually attached a length of ribbon to either end of a piece of elastic, allowing the elasticity to hold my bottoms up, but the ribbon peeks out and ties like a drawstring- best of both worlds! I think the use of red ribbon looks a bit festive- I am looking forward to snuggling up in them during the winter months!


Currently listing to: Not Guilty, Bryan Adams
Location, Home Sweet home, Sheffield