I have made some rather daggy baggy shorts, but don’t worry. Style has not flown out the window. After today, these are my new summer PJ bottoms!
I used a too-small-for-anything-else piece of polycotton, crazily colourful and wildly patterned; given to me by my friend C from her late mother’s stash. It is very nice for summer PJ’s really; light and flowy yet closely woven and sturdy. One just has to be careful about looking at that rather garish floral print. Which I think I can manage, since I will be tucked up in bed with my eyes shut for most of the time I’ll be wearing it.
kidding! it's actually rather luscious, don't you think?
I made these using my usual pattern, adapted from off an old pair cut up yonks ago for this very purpose and from which I have made all my PJ bottoms for the past few years.
With added pockets naturally…. because; well, when it comes to the question of pockets in a garment, if one can then one does, amiright?
I gave them a decorative fly front, and found three purple buttons in my stash that are a pretty good match!
With regards to my white shirt here: no, that is not sleepwear; but more a lame attempt to disguise the fact that I am, tut tut, actually wearing my pyjama bottoms out in public; shock, horror. Really for the top half of my PJ’s I’ll be downgrading one of these little tees. I opted not to wear said little tee out today because together they really do unmistakably scream "PJ’s!!" It’s the elastic waistband I think (shudder) Even for Australia, even for the beach….. yeah, no.
Actually I had almost forgotten I even had this lovely white shirt… which is pretty dumb of me since it is kinda perfect for the delightful spring weather we are having. It’s not too hot for it yet, and it gives really good coverage from the sun. I have rediscovered my love for this shirt since seeing Merche’s truly fabulous version of this pattern. Isn’t it great that we can simultaneously wear our shirts on opposite sides of the world, despite having opposite seasons?
a moment of reflection...
Shorts; self drafted with the help of an old pair of PJ’s, polycotton
Shirt; Burdastyle magazine 10/2010, shirt 102, lightweight ivory cotton, details and my review of this pattern here
Hat; pilfered from my husband
Sienna; is wearing her own PJ’s as well…