Saturday, 17 May 2014

Great British Sewing Bee Pyjamas

My latest sewing project is also the first one not made for me. This was a fairly last minute idea for a birthday present for my man, since I'm forever making things for myself I though it was about time I made him something. However he wasn't overly keen on modelling them so its my legs in the photo!
I used the pattern from the GBSB book, and a lovely red white and blue checked seersucker for just £3.50 a metre. This is a very quick sew and easy to understand, however once again I did find a couple of times where the book could have bee more clear.

Pattern Description:
Loose fitting unisex pyjama trousers.

Pattern Sizing:
Unisex sizes S-XL
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, pretty easy, although I misunderstood the waistband instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
How quick it was to sew, however I found the waistband confusing and made my buttonholes in the middle of the whole width rather than when it was already folded, which created problems later.
Fabric Used:
Checked seersucker
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did a narrower hem as they were for quite a tall slim person
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I'm planning to make some shorts for myself and a vest top, perhaps with elastic rather than a drawstring.
You can't really go wrong with these as they're not a fitted item of clothing. Great for lounging around the house in and cool in summer if made of seersucker. Drawstring was a bit of a pain to get through the waistband though!
Emily Kate

1 comment:

  1. A long cable tie should help with the drawstring as it's plastic, flexible and with a hole at one end..


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