Skip to content

That Louise can be a bit prickly…

January 3, 2015

I didn’t make a Christmas dress this year.  Instead, I made Christmas pyjama bottoms, using the Sewaholic Tofino pattern, with red holly print fabric and green contrast fabric, both from Leon’s in Chorlton, Manchester (which is awesome, by the way – same company as Barry’s in Birmingham).  One Christmas, maybe in 2015, I want to make my whole family Christmas themed pyjama bottoms.  They won’t necessarily all match, because NO, but they’ll all be Christmas or winter themed.  One day.  One day…

Contrast belt and piping, and patch pocket

Contrast belt and piping, and patch pocket

This is only my second pair of Tofino pyjama bottoms, which is a bit odd because I think as pyjamas go these are the absolute best.  The cut and design are so good, and so much better than your average pyjama bottoms.

Totally natural posing.  Yep.

Festive sleepwear 🙂

I chose to do flat piping, as I did for my first pair, to preserve the comfort factor.  I added a patch pocket, again like I did on my first pair, to put my phone in when I’m carrying children around.

Some of our lesser-photographed bookcases providing a background here...

Some of our lesser-photographed bookcases providing a background here…

There’s not much else to say about these, really, except that I fully intend to wear them every Christmas for the rest of my life, seeing as I wore them, washed them, wore them again and have now packed them away with the Christmas stuff in the loft, ready for next year!

TOTALLY NATURAL POSE. YEP.

TOTALLY NATURAL POSE. YEP.

Our Christmas was very nice, but I’m very glad to bid it farewell now and get back to our normal way of life…and also to our normal way of eating as my stomach seems to have expanded rather a lot!  Juices, soups, salads: here I come!

Oh hai bum.

Oh hai bum.

Hope you had a lovely Christmas.  If you made something to wear on Christmas Day, why not leave me a link to it below, as I am a bit behind in reading blogs at the moment!

15 Comments leave one →
  1. January 3, 2015 8:56 pm

    Nice PJ’s, that Torfino is a really fantastic pattern…is the jumper a handknit too ?

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      January 3, 2015 9:05 pm

      Hahaha. Nope! I am not very good at knitting! 😉

  2. January 3, 2015 9:56 pm

    I love the pocket for your phone! Genius! I wear a dressing gown purely for the pockets, even in summer… I need these trousers! Shame you won’t wear them all year round because they look fab 🙂

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      January 4, 2015 4:20 pm

      I will make more in a less festive fabric!

  3. January 3, 2015 10:38 pm

    I agree it seems a shame to put them away until next Christmas! Festive pj’s are just what is needed in January

    Louise

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      January 4, 2015 4:21 pm

      I’m so done with Christmas! It’s nice to have some special Christmas pyjamas set aside for December.

  4. January 4, 2015 3:46 am

    I have also had to put away my christmas pjs, and this year i also made a Christmas dress:

    http://bakingmakingandcrafting.com/2014/12/25/my-borderline-inappropriate-christmas-dress/

    Not entirely suitable for all audiences…..

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      January 4, 2015 4:24 pm

      That fabric is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

      • January 4, 2015 8:11 pm

        I know I love it! My Mum, Auntie, and Cousin would all like a apron in it for next Christmas now!

      • tabathatweedie permalink*
        January 4, 2015 8:19 pm

        I would like one too, haha! 🙂 I love a good novelty print.

  5. January 5, 2015 12:43 pm

    Gorgeous PJs! I do love that pattern. I bought it when I needed to make some PJ trousers recently, but had to go with a quicker option – definitely want to make them soon though! I wore my new Francoise dress for Christmas (and New Year!): http://makesewdo.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/finished-a-francoise-in-a-day/

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      January 5, 2015 12:53 pm

      Your Francoise dress is lovely and really unusual. I like the black contrast. The hard work paid off!

  6. January 5, 2015 12:49 pm

    Why have I never thought of making Christmas PJs?! Such a good idea and something I am adding to my list this year (hopefully I’ll get to them!) I love your version – they look cozy as well as festive. I didn’t make a Christmas specific outfit but my recent jacket has seen a lot of wear over the festive period: http://www.iwanttobeaturtle.com/2014/12/a-jewel-jacket-b6105-by-gertie.html

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      January 5, 2015 1:00 pm

      Oooh, lovely jacket! Looks very glam. A project to be proud of 🙂

Trackbacks

  1. Seven pairs of pyjamas | Thread Carefully

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: