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Pink Pajamas with McCalls 7696

I love new pajamas!  They signify the changing of the seasons, and this year, in particular, I was really looking forward to when I could wear something lighter and brighter! I don't see too many people posting about sewing their own pajamas, so either people are too shy to pose in them for photos, or they are happy to sleep in an old t-shirt- which I did for many, many years!  It wasn't until I bought a pair of high end pajamas at a store on clearance that I discovered how luxurious real woven pajamas can feel!

McCalls 7696

For these pajamas, I used a rayon challis in a coral pink lattice print.   For the pattern, I used McCall's 7696 which is a two piece pajama set with various sleeve options. 

Daffodilly Cardigan with Simplicity 8141


I've gone my whole life thinking that yellow was a color that I couldn't wear.  If you look through my decade of sewing blog history, you won't see me wearing yellow.  For some reason, now, I decided, I don't care anymore- I love yellow and I'm going to wear it! This cardigan and top were made using Simplicity 8141 for the cardigan and Vogue 1049 for the tank.  The cover doesn't show the shorter version of the cardigan, but that is the view that I made- View D.   The front is one piece that starts out with one shoulder on the bottom of the piece and one shoulder on the top, you narrow hem both sides, and then flip the shoulder seam up, creating this beautiful drape.


I used a very sheer rayon knit from Fabric Mart.  The tank is two layers of the fabric, and the cardigan one layer.  This project was a fabric hog- I had 3-1/2 yards of fabric, and used it all for these two pieces.  For some reason, I don't think that 8141 was ever done in regular Misses sizing, only plus.  I'm right on the border, so I can use either size range.  If you can find a copy, there really isn't much fitting involved other than the back neck and the sleeve width, so I wouldn't hesitate to get it, even if you are not a plus size.  I would definitely make it again.

Lantern Sleeve Coat using Burda 03-2019-101


When Hancock fabrics was closing a few years ago, I bought this black coated denim fabric.  I always had a raincoat in mind to make with it, but since I have a couple of other trench coats, I didn't want a trench coat style pattern.  I saw this coat pattern in the March 2019 issue of Burda magazine, and could envision the lantern sleeves done in the coated denim, so it was a match!  I also really liked the pocket style which is an integrated welt into a princess seam.