Perfect Pattern Parcel 3 :: Prefontaine Shorts as Pajamas

Prefontaine Shorts as super comfry pajamas with a matching tank top | made by a happy stitch

I didn’t exactly intend for these Prefontaine shorts to become pajamas (pattern is included in the Perfect Pattern Parcel #3, on sale until June 13).  At first, I thought it would be funny to have running shorts with a cute pink trim.  I’m not an exceptionally cute-sy kind of person but a flash of pink worked so well on my pillow that I was inspired to try it on shorts.  As soon I tried the shorts on, however, I realized they had to be pajamas.  They are just far too comfortable and lounge-y to spend their life in a workout capacity.  They were begging to be pi’s.

So, I obliged.

Prefontain Shorts PJ's paired with matching breezy tee |Made by a happy stitch

I, of course, had to make an equally lounge-y  top to match.  For whatever reason, I have a whole bunch of this pink Liberty Lifestyle fabric, which meant I was able to make the top to match.  It makes pretty cute trim, doesn’t it? The top is a self-drafted pattern that I made with the assistance of the lovely book Made by Hand by Lena Corwin (affiliate link).  In the book Jenny Gordy of Wiksten fame lays out how to make this easy top (and dress).  It was a cinch.

Also, ugh…can you see that welt on my leg?  Once every summer I get a crazy poison ivy reaction.  I don’t even have to be exposed, all it takes is the wind carrying the poison ivy oil and it gets into my blood stream.  My whole body freaks out.  Right now I have poison ivy welts on my forehead, stomach, knees, thighs, chest, arms, cheek.  Everywhere.  It’s torture.

Pink Liberty fabric as binding on these adorable pajama shorts | Pattern is Prefontaine made by a happy stitch

On a cheerier note! The whole Perfect Patten Parcel #3 is only on sale until June 13th!  There are five official patterns (one bonus pattern if you pay over $28), you get to set your OWN PRICE and allocate some of what you pay to the charity  What is not to love?

Pattern Parcel #3 includes:
Poppy Tunic by Make it Perfect
Water Bottle Tote by Radiant Home Studio
Jorna Tank Dress by Jenna Brand
Staple Dress by April Rhodes
Bombshell Swimsuit by Closet Case Files
Bonus Pattern: Prefontain Shorts for Women by Made With Moxie

Pattern Parcel #3
Buy Pattern Parcel #3
Parcel #3 Inspiration Tour Schedule:
Friday, May 30
Sew Busy Lizzy || Pienkel || SeamstressErin

Saturday, May 31
Design By Lindsay || the Brodrick design studio || Cookin’ and Craftin’

Sunday, June 1
Diary of a Chainstitcher || a happy stitch || Disaster in a Dress || sew Amy sew || ‘So, Zo… What do you know?’

Monday, June 2
Idle Fancy || Casa Crafty || Kadiddlehopper || Dandelion Drift

Tuesday, June 3
Our Family Four || Casa Crafty || Cookin’ and Craftin’ || a happy stitch

Wednesday, June 4
Lexi Made || The Quirky Peach || Stitched || a happy stitch || Casa Crafty ||

Thursday, June 5
verypurpleperson || Casa Crafty || sew a straight line || Sewbon

Friday, June 6
Shawnta Sews || Mama says sew || a happy stitch || Cookin’ and Craftin’

Saturday, June 7
Casa Crafty || sewninestitches || ‘So, Zo… What do you know?’

Sunday, June 8
oonaballoona || A Stitching Odyssey || Sew Charleston

Monday, June 9
Sew Sweetness || True Bias || Ozzy Blackbeard

Tuesday, June 10
Welcome to the Mouse House || Sew Caroline || Adventures in Dressmaking

Wednesday, June 11
Peneloping || YoSaMi || sewVery

Thursday, June 12
la inglesita || La Pantigana || Sanae Ishida

Friday, June 13
Seamster Sewing Patterns || Paunnet

Disclosure: I was given the PPP#3 and asked if I would kindly blog about it but I received no compensation and my opinions and critiques are my own.

9 Comments on Perfect Pattern Parcel 3 :: Prefontaine Shorts as Pajamas

  1. kristin
    June 6, 2014 at 10:28 pm (4 years ago)

    ummmm major bummer about the welts, that sucks. but i love the pajama set! perfect for summer.

    • Melissa Q.
      June 7, 2014 at 3:11 pm (4 years ago)

      OH, I know the poison ivy is pure evil. Thanks for the sympathy, I’m in need of it! And, yay for pj;s!

  2. Jill @ Made with Moxie
    June 7, 2014 at 7:02 am (4 years ago)

    Oh crap. My mom was super allergic to poison ivy when we were kids. I hope it clears up quickly for you. 🙁

    • Melissa Q.
      June 7, 2014 at 3:12 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks. I’m getting pretty good at not-itching, which is essentially the best way to deal with it. But, I love my prefontaine’s! Great Pattern!

  3. Sara
    June 7, 2014 at 2:29 pm (4 years ago)

    Ha! We are all commenting on the poison ivy…some one told me recently that mango skins can cause the same reaction in people that are highly allergic to poison ivy. I have no idea if it’s true though. Your PJ’s are fabulous, regardless of the poison ivy:)

    • Melissa Q.
      June 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm (4 years ago)

      Wow! Manjo skins? That’s crazy. Thanks for the compliments, the pi’s are making me really happy!

  4. Kelsey Boes
    June 8, 2014 at 8:38 pm (4 years ago)

    That poison ivy situation is a huge bummer! I am so sorry 🙁 But at least you have cute comfy clothes to wear while it runs its course 🙂

    • Melissa Q.
      June 9, 2014 at 9:08 am (4 years ago)

      Totally, I’m loving these pj’s right now…they don’t irritate the poison ivy because they fit so loose. Bonus for that!

  5. melintheattic
    June 10, 2014 at 12:21 pm (4 years ago)

    These are super cute shorts! And I’m so sorry about the poison ivy– I was scrolling down and thought, oh no, what happened!


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