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Holiday ... over, pijama sewing to ensue

Apologies for the lack of posts around here lately. I was enjoying the Easter break over in Romania. But now that I'm back in London, I'm ready for some sewing! I have sorely missed my sewing machine as all my fabric purchases happened at the beginning of the holiday!

I'm happy to announce that I'll be taking part in Karen's Pijama Sew Along. I actually added the button last week, but did not manage to get a post in.

I plan to make a cool, summer pijama, out of a silk fabric I bought in Bucharest. It was 95RON/m - that's just under 18 pounds according to The Google.

The print is a weird part-flower part-wave thing, and it's mostly red. I actually wanted a white-cherry-blossom type fabric, but I couldn't find it in silk so this was the next best thing. I did find a nice electric blue one, but it was the end of the bolt and the lady at the shop didn't want to cut 1m off the 2.10m she had left. Romanian fabric shops are so different from here!

The fabric is 1.60 in width, and I got 1m of it. I plan to make shorts and a small top. I was thinking of shortening the Simplicity pattern Karen linked to for the shorts, and use something I have in my stash for the top. Worst-case scenario, I can use the Sorbetto pattern for the top. The truth is I would like the trousers to be low-rise, so I might need to modify the pattern for that.


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