I love making pajamas almost as much as I love wearing them… and now I can finally show you a pair that I’ve been hiding from you. These are Grainline Studio’s Lakeside Pajamas made in satin and featured in the spring 2020 issue (now on newsstands) of Creative Machine Embroidery magazine.
I fell in love with this pansy print (found in the “spring” collection of Joann’s) and couldn’t resist picking it up for this project. I found coordinating pansy designs from an etsy dealer, Royal Present (I found her designs stitched out nicely, but I had to change the colors pretty substantially to match the material). I really wanted a pair of pajamas that featured the floral fabric for the top so I wound up making a second set with a more simple design on the corner of the shorts. I can’t wait to wear these when it finally warms up!
One thing I do want to suggest is considering purchasing your bias binding for this project… why? Because making 1/4″ double fold, bias binding in satin sucks. In the photo on the right, I decided to make my own – something that took almost an entire day to do (or at least it felt like, although it could have taken a whole day, I didn’t time myself), not to mention the fact that it didn’t crease well, was difficult to sew, etc. The end result is beautiful, but I’m not sure that I would ever do that again!