Saturday, June 13, 2009

Vintage Sheet PJs

Orange. I don't think I have ever bought orange fabric in my life! (Actually, I don't think I have ever bought anything orange in my life, except maybe carrots and oranges!) But a while back I found an old vintage sheet with big orange flowers - not particularly the color I that attracts me. But it had a funky kind of vibe and I thought it would make some fun pajama pants.

I used an old pattern book that I had called Pants and Capris by Cindy Taylor Oates. I don't think it is still in print, but she has another book called Easy Sew Pajama pants which looks very similar to the pattern I used.

I bought a small strip of Paisley Party fabric from Guildcrafters in Berkley to add to the bottom of the pjs. My very first orange fabric ever! I added a little strip of green from another old sheet to pull out the green color. I was delighted with the combination. The pants are funky and comfortable and the sheet fabric is so soft!

For the top, I bought a t-shirt from Target. I used Wonder Under to fuse the little circles on the corner edge and outlined the borders by hand with some pearl cotton thread. (And yes, I had no orange thread in my stash, either!) I totally adore these! I want to make another pair, this time with shorts!


Waldeck Dry Goods said...

These are great! I especially love the embroidery on the t-shirt. It's exactly what I need to do to some of my shirts that have stains on them.

Karen Bosch said...

hey, that's a great idea to use this to cover up stains! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rebekah said...

cute pajamas! The orange adds the perfect punch to this ensemble

Anonymous said...

Truly Lovely! Oooh I can imagine how nice they feel! Better than silk!

Liz said...

Very cute!


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