Pyjamas and Bargains.

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pyjamas

Around this time of year I like to stock up on cosy pyjamas, the nights drawing in always make me want to put on my jammies, a snuggly dressing gown and big soft socks. I admit I tend to buy my pyjamas from cheap and cheerful high street stores. I don't normally want to spend precious time making pyjamas when they are so cheap to buy. This year though, something has changed; I just don't feel like buying many clothes anymore, not even pyjamas.

pyjamas

I have a stack of vintage sheets that make perfect pyjamas, so this weekend I fished out some of those sheets and a few vintage scraps and whipped up these pyjama bottoms.

pyjamas

The pattern is traced from an old pair of pyjama bottoms that I liked the fit of. The waist is simple elastic in a casing, and the hems are finished with some cuffs from my scrap box, as is the back pocket.

While running these up I also ran up a flannel pair using a metre of Anna Maria Horner fabric I had been saving for a few years. Stupidly I cut one leg with the pattern running in the wrong direction, but I'm not too upset, they are super snuggly and cosy. This time finished with a ribbon drawcord, basically because I ran out of waistband elastic!

pyjamas

I am going to need more pyjamas before winter truly sets in, and luckily I do still have lots of vintage sheets to use up, plus a gorgeous 1940's pyjama pattern that I want to try. Pyjama bottoms and t shirts are comfy and cosy, but I'm feeling the need for something pretty, and something a bit more sophisticated to lounge in.

And now for the bargains....

fabric find

I popped into my local charity shop yesterday for a quick browse before school pick up and propped up against the wall were these bolts of fabric. I quickly snapped them up for the bargain price of £8.48!
When I got them home, I could take a better look.

fabric find

The navy blue pin stripe is a "Blue Chip Terylene", and the grey pin stripe is "Blue Chip Superfine Worsted". I've googled the manufacturer, Radnor and Liston, who appear to have been a Manchester company that are no more. The company started in 1956, but I can't find any other information.
Each bolt holds about 3.5 metres of fabric, and I'm so excited to cut into it. I'm not certain what I will make with either of them yet, but they deserve to be stitched up that's for sure!


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11 comments

  1. what a great find! the pants are too cute!

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  2. The fabric bolts are a fabulous find you luck lucky girl! I just love the randomness of things you find in charity shops.

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    1. Oh yes, me too. I love a charity shop rummage. :)

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  3. Wow that us amazing. Love the jammies.

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  4. Great find! That fabric is beautiful. Your jammies look super comfy!

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    1. The fabric is great, I feel very lucky.

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  5. Great find and love the jammies. I can never seem to find pretty vintage sheets, I've looked at the local charity shops and flea markets, but no luck so far. I will def find something in my growing stash of fabrics to make thse, I love certain pairs of pj pants and this is great inspiration

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    1. Yeah vintage sheets are a bit hit and miss. I find most in a local charity shop that raises money for an animal sanctuary, they seem to get a lot more donations from older people and hense lots of sheets.

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