I have my fabric all washed up. It seems to have washed well although it creased a bit at the cut edge. I had zig zagged the cut edges, it seems to fray as I'd expect from a woven but ridiculously so. I like that it has a little texture to it so it will look intentionally wrinkled in the morning. The colours here are a little warmer thanks to the lighting in my sewing room, the green stripes are a pretty vibrant lime colour. You can see a bit of the creasing (and zig zag) at the fold.Pajamas and pyjamas both mean loose-fitting clothes worn for sleep. Pajamas is the preferred spelling in American English. Pyjamas is preferred in most varieties of English from outside North America. Canadians are inconsistent on the issue, though they prefer pyjamas by a small margin.
PJ's (neatly avoiding either spelling camp) can have many objectives. These are going to be cool pj's for hot nights and I figured I'd go through my existing pj's and patterns to figure out what I actually like to wear. You know I really don't have anything I want to copy? All of my summery pj's are oversized knit tshirts/tank tops and shorts with Winnie the Pooh on them. This cotton is not a knit and I don't really want something ridiculously oversized that I feel I'm wearing a tent. I also would like enough bust coverage that it's okay to step into the backyard and be seen by my neighbours. The bottoms I'll work with my pants block as a starting point and use existing pants to figure out ease, oddly enough, I'm not worried about the pants.
I do not have a wide assortment of patterns. I try to purchase patterns carefully or supporting people like Colette and Sewaholic. Quite a few patterns in my collection are from Mom so they run the gamut of clothing for her and kids patterns. Nothing that I have in envelopes is really suitable. I turned to the patterns I've got from Lekala (who spell it py), I think I like the top for 5252, this one is also available with Modern Sewing Patterns
- Wide shoulder straps
- No sleeve
- It is intended for wovens
- Princess seams should give the illusion of curves
- Buttons? I'll have to think about that, could be cute, could be annoying.
- Will likely have issues of the bust area not lining up with where my braless bust ends. I did find that the "red slip" princess seams did fit well sans bra so they may have already worked that in the pattern.
So I dunno if I'm heading into TMI, but I tell you if I'm ovulating so I'm not sure that I really understand the limits of TMI. When it is really hot, the big problem of staying cool is skin to skin contact. Be that between the two of us or between my legs or... under my breasts. It gets freaking hot there where the under part of my breast sits against my rib cage. Bras deal with that in the daytime but I am not wearing a bra to bed because it's hot. So one thing I kind of like about having sort of cups to the top is it could help with that. At least have fabric in the area I can tuck around.
If not this, then maybe just a Sorbetto tank. It would be easy...