the lovely women over at imagine gnats and made with moxie have come up with a brilliant idea. a week of selfish sewing! oh yes, we sew for our kids and for our home and for our neighbor and for our niece. well, rachael and jill decided…it’s time to sew selfishly.
that means that all week long the internet will be exploding with indulgent sewing projects. fantastic.
I’m sad to say I can’t exactly join in. I’m so busy with a re-design for the website (oh yes, this here website is going to be so pretty in just a short while!) and preparing for an upcoming craft fair…all of which means I’m not selfishly sewing at all. but, it doesn’t mean I can’t play along! my hope is to spend the week blogging about selfish sewing I’ve done recently. It feels a little bit like I’m a twelve year old doing my homework while I watch my friends hopscotch out the window but I’m rolling with it.and what better place to start with than pajamas! I made these jam-jams a while back and now I live in them until around noon on most Saturdays. well, actually the first two pair were made for my mom. she wanted a nice lightweight pair so she picked out that lovely teal voile by Amy Butler. it’s really heavenly to lounge around in silky voile I must say. the pink pair is a regular quilting cotton, so a bit warmer. the totally crazy purple pair are the ones for me. the fabric is Anna Maria Horner’s moth fabric and I added a small trim at the bottom…some AMH voile I had in my stash. for all of them I used the pajama pant pattern in the Heather Ross book “Weekend Sewing”. it’s absolutely my go-to.
this pair for me was modified a little bit. mostly, I just widened the hem and added the trim. for every pair I put in a few buttonholes so I could string in twill tape. the waist is still held up with elastic but I love the look of a drawstring on pajama pants. makes them even more lounge-y. I love the look on C’s face up there. someday he will just come right out and ask me why I’m always taking weird pictures of myself.
are you selfishly sewing? whatcha’ making?