“What are you making?” asked the dignified Mood Fabrics sales associate.
“Pajamas.” I replied.
“Shame on you,” he responded with a wink.
The soft shirting fabric with subtle stripes seemed to be a perfect choice for a pair of men’s style pajamas, but what did I know.
I meditated on the comment for nearly two years before cutting the fabric and combining two patterns from my stash: Butterick’s 5526 shirt pattern, view C , and Simplicity 7092 for the pajama pants.
My friend who offers professional embroidery services made a beautiful 4 1/2″ monogram for the pocket.
Nearing the end of the shirt construction, I modeled for my husband.
“You’re going to sleep in that?” he asked in disbelief. “That is really nice shirt fabric.”
Perhaps I was wrong… Maybe this needs to be worn as a boyfriend shirt.
I know, most pajama tops don’t have buttoned cuffs, but an oversized shirt pattern with no yokes or bust darts seemed perfect for pajamas, and the soft cotton is suitable for sleeping.
If it is to remain as a boyfriend shirt, I’ll be adding back darts for gentle shaping, but guess what?
I could not leave the remaining fabric behind and fulfilled my original vision by making the pajama pants.
I really like my cozy new PJs, but now I’ve a choice to make. Tell me Readers, would you do?
Wear the top as a shirt,
or wear as pajamas?
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