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My October Minerva Make – Superhero pyjamas!

October 27, 2015

Hmmm.  I feel as though I’m always making pyjamas.  I suppose they do get worn more than anything else, though, so it’s nice to throw a new pair into the mix.

Tilly and the Buttons Margot pyjama bottoms

Tilly and the Buttons Margot pyjama bottoms

Three of my oldest pairs of homemade pyjamas have bitten the dust recently.  I was getting tired of them so I wore them to do some fence-painting, then when they got paint splashed onto them I had a valid reason to chuck them away.

Handmade by Tabatha Tweedie

Handmade by Tabatha Tweedie

For this pair of pyjama bottoms I used Tilly’s Margot pattern from her book ‘Love at First Stitch’ (reviewed here) and I am suitably impressed – they fit really nicely and of course they’re easy to make.  I will be using the pattern again to make Christmas-present pyjamas.  I didn’t make any alterations to the pattern, but I pimped it a little by adding an elastic waistband for comfort as well as the drawstring, and by adding a patch pocket to shove my phone in (not in bed, more like as I walk around the house!).

Patch Pocket

Pattern-matched patch pocket

The length of the trousers is perfect for me (I am 5’10”), which made a refreshing change, as other patterns I’ve used always end up way too long (and use longer lengths of fabric, too, making them more expensive to sew and resulting in more waste).

Pyjamas outside (the light was better!)

Pyjamas outside (the light was better!)

Isn’t the fabric ace?! It’s by Camelot fabrics and it features three DC Comics superheros: Wonder Woman, Cat Woman and Super Girl.  They do it in grey and in red, too, but despite my usual preference for red, I opted for the blue colourway this time.  It’s a poplin quilting fabric so it’s medium weight but really soft and smooth.

Apart from the patch pocket, I didn’t bother pattern-matching the print, which has resulted in an unintentional-but-quite-amusing ‘BOOM BOOM’ just above my bum crack.  I’m not sure what else I can really say about that…



Overall these pyjama bottoms were fun to make and they are fun to wear.  Thanks to Minerva for sending me the fabric.  Over and out.

  1. October 28, 2015 5:31 pm

    These are fab, and what’s not to love about the fabric! I’m a fan of Tilly’s jammy bottoms pattern too, they’re so easy to make. Also, brilliant pattern matching on the pocket!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      October 28, 2015 9:01 pm

      It’s a great pattern! ☺


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