A loooong time ago (1.5 years maybe?) I was on a fabric market in the Netherlands for the first time. And there I bought two meters of this fabric, I think it’s by Anna Maria Horner? First I intended to make a Darling Ranges dress out of it. But at the moment I tend to more classy less quirky garments (no, I don’t get younger. I mean, I even wear glasses now!), so I changed my mind…
And again quite a time ago I ordered the Lakeside Pajamas pattern by Grainline Studio when Jen released it. Since then it waited printed, glued and cut in my room and finally - yay! - I managed to cut the fabric and put the pieces together. It’s size 2 and I managed to fit the garment pieces in one meter of fabric. Plus fabric for binding.
The pajamas are quite summerly, but to be honest: it’s something like 20 degree in my flat in summer, it’s something like 20 degree in winter…. so it doesn’t matter.
What matters is the fit of those pajamas. And this is beautiful!! The shoulder straps are a tiny bit to long because I am petite, I solved the problem by knots temporarily. After the bias binding possibly stretched out I’ll properly fix that in a few weeks! With that modification the fit is perfect as it comes. I’m especially amazed how beautiful the shorts are with that curved hem. I’ll definitely use that pattern again to make sport shorts!
Since the cotton I used is very soft and thin (for quilters cotton at least) I didn’t want to ruin it with store bought, stiff bias tape. So I took the time to make my own bias tape… and it was worth the trouble! (Use this technique: click and 0.5 m of fabric)
I'm Laura, a 26-year-old from Cologne. I studied physics and work as a research assistant now, but it's about concerts, journeys and sewing/knitting here.
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