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Juno Pyjamas

October 12, 2020

Back in the time before lockdown, I went to London for the weekend to see my friend and go to The Stitch Festival at the Business Design Centre, Islington. It was a brilliant, carefree weekend, the memory of which I’ll always treasure. We had a fabulous time at the Stitch Festival, had burritos for lunch in Islington, and treated ourselves to Champagne at Searcy’s St Pancras on the way back to my friend’s flat. It was a total over-indulgence and I was blissfully unaware at the time that it would be the last of its kind for, well, I don’t even know how long. I’m SO glad we did it!

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At the Stitch Festival I was pretty restrained with my purchases, having been through a period of little-to-no-sewing, and having acquired a bit of a stash of unused fabrics at home. I did really fancy making the new Tilly and the Buttons pattern though for the ‘Juno’ pyjamas, and was after some nice jersey as that is one thing I don’t tend to stash. There were lots of nice jerseys on offer at the show, but none hit the sweet spot until we went to Sew Me Sunshine’s stall, pretty much our last stop before leaving. There I found some amazing space print jersey, at a price I was willing to pay. I then got some ready made cuff ribbing from another stall to coordinate.

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After several weeks of procrastination, I finally traced the pattern and cut my fabric. Then lockdown struck. Throughout lockdown and all over summer, my sewing output was solely concentrated on sewing face coverings, apart from sewing with my children as part of their home education! My daughter wanted to make a dress and a nightcap for the doll she had sewn from scratch, and wanted to use some of the leftover fabric from my space pyjamas. I tried not to be slightly put out that the doll got her sleepwear before I did 😉

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It wasn’t until the children went back to school in September that I finally felt like sewing for myself, and first on my list was to get the Juno space pyjamas sewn up. I did that and then straight after went on to also sew a pair of Carolyn pyjama shorts that I had cut out whenever it was that I made the Carolyn Pyjamas…

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I am happy with the Juno pyjamas and would make them again for sure. They are the kind of pyjamas I’m most comfortable in these days. Everything in stretch fabric forever and ever…!

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These two were good projects to help me rediscover the joys of sewing!

  1. anne carter permalink
    October 12, 2020 11:18 pm

    Really good fabric for both pj’s and shorts. Now you just need a nightcap to match dolly!

  2. October 17, 2020 4:21 pm

    Wow, they look fab! Also your labels are the best I’ve ever seen 🤣!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      October 17, 2020 4:24 pm

      Ah, the ‘This Is The Back’ labels are by Kylie and the Machine and I bought mine from Minerva. They do different ones.

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