Wednesday, April 11
Did You Make That is hosting. I think it will fall in nicely with the pants blocker that I have been picking away at. I had time to sew on the weekend and did not, I just poked around the stash a little bit. Pants are really what I want to work on next, but that's thinking sewing. All this nose blowing has my brain cells rattling around and not interested in thinking unless I have to. But that will not last much longer, there has been improvement every day. Ease and fit are not the same for pj's as trousers, but I think it could still be helpful in understanding crotch curve etc.
I am torn on what to do. Should I buy some fun patterned seersucker and make summer pj's? I could use something light and cottony. I have two cotton nightgowns that are good for when it's truly hot, but that's about it and both are well, old. And I don't really want people to see me in either nightgown, they are old and thin to the point of somewhat sheer if there is light behind me. Not so good for lounging or stepping out to the backyard to water plants.
Or, do I make something warmer? I bought some fleece backed pale purple satin ages ago. I have two pairs of pj's I adore, but really they are both over 10 years old now, they aren't as fleecy on the inside as they were even if they still look good on the outside. They are men's styling, with a collar and pocket and piping. I do love them when we have guests and I want to look nice-ish but not sexy in the morning (more Hugh Hefner, less Playboy bunny). I bought the fabric with that kind of pajama in mind. Stash busting is a pro here, but the top will need some thinking to it and take a fair bit of time for what is in my head.
In all honesty, I don't wear pj's to bed all that often. Mr. Lina and I typically sleep naked. I do wear pj's when we have guests (or if I am a guest) or if I go to bed first. I have a tendency to sleep walk when I'm stressed, I rarely go far, but I get very vivid dreams and start acting them out. Dreams that make me walk are generally reoccurring dreams. When I was a lifeguard in high school and university, there were 2-3 pool related dreams I rotated through if I worked more than 40 hours a week, particularly if the bulk of those hours were in the water teaching lessons rather than on deck guarding. I have come to realize my current reoccurring sleep walking dream is tied to being naked. If I go to bed first, I hear Mr. Lina coming to bed and I don't think it is him. Then I feel embarrassed that someone is seeing me naked who isn't my husband and I walk over to my cupboard to find something to wear. Typically, I have a specific article in mind so I will hunt until I either find it or wake up. It is to the point that if Mr. Lina hears me starting to move while he is coming to bed, he will say "It's just me, go to sleep". And that is usually enough for me to settle. If I wear pj's to bed when he's staying up to play video games, sleep walking is averted. Pj's are also lounge wear in the morning so they do get use, just maybe not as much as other households.