Combining FREE Pdf Patterns to create a super comfy Pyjama/Lounge Wear Set.
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After the success of my Yoggers (reviewed here) I decided to make another pair straight away as they are so practical and easy to wear. I paired them with a Shirt Length Laundry Day Tee, Sew It Forward Socks and even a Hair Scrunchie for a totally matched crazy looking Pyjama/Lounge Wear Set and all of these pdf patterns are FREE!
I'm really pleased with my finished ensemble. Yes, it is a little crazy looking and The Teenager guffaws loudly every time he sees me wearing it but I'm incredibly comfortable and warm too!
The fabric I used is a Cotton Jersey called Autumn Explosion (what a fitting name for this wild colour!) from Forever Fabrics. I bought 2m at £1.45 per metre. This fabric is quite thin, hence the price perhaps, but once it was sewn up and hemmed if felt a lot more substantial.
The Yoggers are really quick and easy to make but its worth adjusting the paper pattern first to get a good fit. When I made my first pair (reviewed here) I took 1" out of the length but this time I took out a total of 2" and the length is perfect. The pattern gives instructions on how to create a waist tie but I put in elastic for this version as the fabric is quite flimsy.
I have made many Laundry Day Tees (reviewed here) because it is such a great fit and has many options. This time I chose to make the Shirt Length which is the shortest length that this pdf pattern comes in. I didn't have quite enough fabric to make Long Length sleeves so I cut out the Elbow Length and added a cuff which is actually a neater finish than hemming. I topstitched the neck binding with my twin needle for a tidy finish and I'm really happy with how it looks.
The Sew It Forward Socks (reviewed here) are a cute addition to my Pyjamas and I was able to use up the scraps left over from my top and pants. These socks do have a seam around the toes and heels so for me they are more suitable for wearing around the house and for keeping my feet warm in bed rather than wearing with shoes.
Finally, I just managed to squeeze out a Scrunchie from my remaining scraps. You require 3.5" x 21" of fabric (knit or woven) and a 7" length of 1/4" elastic. These are very quick and easy to make and would make great gifts too.