Category Archives: McCall 3019 – My Favorite Pajamas

Thermal Thursday

Is it really Thursday, already? Besides the fact that this week has escaped me (I’m guessing because we haven’t left the house due to bad weather and colds), I spent last night happily sewing on Jalie 2805 and neglected to start ‘Linky Thursday’. Consequently, I’m holding off on them until tomorrow when I can devote the evening to posting them! Instead, I’m going to talk about my new top!
Although I’ve had Jalie 2805 since it was released earlier this year, I never attempted sewing it up until yesterday. I’m now wishing I would have started earlier – I love this design! The body of the shirt was made in a red thermal knit while the neckline is a coordinating red interlock that I had in my stash. I can’t remember ever sewing with thermal fabric before and I would like to say that it was quite a challenge. I wound up skipping using the sewing machine and switched to the serger – I found that the material stretched like mad while I sewed and I was afraid that the bottom hem would wind up at my knees by the time I was finished. The only thing that I wish I would have done differently is that I should have used a decorative flatlock on the seams – I think it would have given a more RTW henley look…. next time!
On the right is the whole pajama set put together. I’m now, officially, ready for Christmas morning!

One More Project Down

Just in time for today’s cold snap – new flannel pajama pants! I made just a few modifications to the pattern. I omitted the pockets – I’ve found that when these pants are made in flannel, they tend to make you look ‘hippy’ if you include them. I also dropped the waistline 2 inches. I think I could have gone another inch so that they sat ‘just under’ my belly button.
Now it’s time to think about the top. Originally I had planned on using the one that came with the pattern, but the more I look at it, the more I’ve decided that it’s not exactly what I’m looking for. Instead I’m leaning toward Jalie 2805, View D – it reminds me of a mock henley-style shirt that I’ve been seeing with a lot of pajama sets. This pattern, paired up with a red thermal knit, should make the perfect sleep shirt!