Sunday, February 19, 2012

Valentine's Day PJs

I snagged the Simplicity 2771 pattern at Hancock's 5 for $5 sale last month and decided everyone needed a pair for Valentine's day (myself included)!  I just made bottoms because I usually just wear a tee or tank with my pajamas and I knew that my hubby would never wear a matching set.

I fell in love with this dog flannel from Walmart.  I bought pink for my niece Madeline and cream for me.  It isn't the nicest quality flannel, but the price was right and it is CUTE!

These PJ bottoms are extremely high-waisted, so I took about 3" off the top for mine and my husband's.  I cut Madeline's out as called for on the pattern.

I added a grosgrain ribben to the elastic wasteband.  It was a fun excuse to play with the automatic button hole on my new machine.  I was excited to use my iron on "made with love by" labels that I got for Christmas.

For Brad's, I ordered a moose print flannel from  The difference in quality is HUGE compared to the WalMart flannel.

I made the drawstring for his out of leftover flannel.  He seems to like them.  I caught him with the camera just as he got out of bed this morning:

This was such a fun project!  They're quick and easy to put together.  I think that I have enought moose flannel to made Lucy the dog PJs that are included with the pattern too.

Its a rainy, chilly Sunday in SC and we're both still lounging around in our PJ bottoms!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cynthia Rowley 2584 - As a Tunic

I'm not one of those girls who makes a pattern and packs it away, never to be used again.  Once I find one that I like ... I use it again and again.  Case in point - Cynthia Rowley 2584.  I have worn the heck out of the orange dress that I made with this pattern and decided to make a tunic too!

This pattern goes together so easily.  I used a bright quilting cotton and white dupioni silk - I have a huge appreciation for cotton - its so easy to sew with.

I made it exactly the same as the orange dress (but a size up) and obviously cut it a lot shorter.  I omitted the zipper which made it even easier and left the elastic out of the sleeves.

I definitely plan to make this as a dress at least one more time this spring!  One of my favorites!