Friday, January 6, 2017

Lisette B6296 Pyjamas

Elsa came a cropper ice skating, several years back. She badly sprained her ankle and even with a lot of physio, special shoes and strapping it was impacting her life.
So, she had surgery to remove the scar tissue.
Elsa thought some new pyjamas to take to hospital would be nice.
The Twins have been pinning satin pjs, on Pinterest, for a few months.
Horrid stuff to sew with but they do look smart.
Can you see my mistake?
I sewed these up very late at night. I did follow the instructions but the diagram showed the piping sewn one side of the front panel not both. I remember thinking 'Okay, a natty Liesl way of applying piping' and went with it.
I had sewn, trimmed and top stitched before I realised that I needed piping on both sides!
I was so cross at my self!
The bottoms have a lot of detail.
Pockets and cuffs as well as a back yoke which makes altering through multiple sizes a lot easier too.
I used a light interfacing in the cuffs.
I attached my waist band from the inside, topstitching from the outside to cover the raw edges. 
I drafted the shorts with a size 10 waist through to a size 14 hip.
This gave Elsa a nice fit without excessive bagginess.
If things don't fit how they like they just don't get worn.
The bottoms sit slightly above the hips.
The top is a straight size 10.
Elsa measures a 10 and has normal to broad shoulders and this is still quite over sized on her.
I can get this top done up but would need to remove some width from the shoulder cap as it pulls on me.
If you are particular about your pjs I would suggest making a top up out of practice fabric to make sure it works for you.
As for the sewing, it is a good pattern, goes together nicely and, for a Big 4, quite good instructions.
My mistake was my mistake.
The top took me a solid 6 hours to sew, the bottoms 2 with an hour cutting time.
The shifty, slippery fabric would have added to that time.
The buttons are so cute!
Stylised bunny heads in a faux bone I picked up at Eliza's of Sunshine.
The top slips on and off with out undoing them. 
~Elsa's Verdict~
Theres not much to say but 'Hello, aren't they awesome'?
 But we all know that question doesn't need answering. I got changed into these after my surgery not only are they comfortable and silky they look amazing. Even the nurse, that helped me, made several comments about them. Although he doesn't look too impressed in the photo, Coco loves snuggling up to them. Thanks again Mum, they're awesome, definitely want many more made. 


I guess I will be making more...
xx N


18 comments:

  1. What a coincidence - I was working on these PJs today in some cotton poplin, a sleeveless variation for those hot summer nights. Liesl makes fantastic patterns and your satin PJs look very glam! Best wishes for recovery to Elsa x

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    1. Good luck, I hope they sew up well.
      I hope you have been feeling a little better, I often think of you.
      xx N

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    2. Thank you, Nicole. That is very sweet of you to think of me.

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    3. I went to school with a girl who suffered from Chronic Fatigue. Her family lived by a rail way crossing and her brothers used to hold her in a sheet (like a cradle) so the vibrations didn't hurt her too badly.
      It is an image burned in my brain.
      I was so happy to hear you are sewing.
      PS She got a lot better and went on to have twins, never fully recovered but had a nice life.
      xx N

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  2. They are great pj's and such a breezy pattern.

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  3. Elsa you are right. They look amazing!

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    1. Thank you Deb, sometimes I get it right.
      xx N

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  4. I wouldn't have had the patience to make these in satin! I just know I would have given up! I have to agree they do look incredible. Well done xx

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    1. Thank you for noticing Katy. They were a right royal pain to sew, only for Elsa...
      She rather fancies a kimono next, yippee ;)
      xx N

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  5. Oy, Nicole, I don't think I would have survived sewing that fabric. They turned out beautiful as I would have expected, though. I hope Elsa is feeling better now!

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    1. Thank you, much better, the operation was a great success.
      She is definitely wearing them, more so then anything else I have sewn her, so its a win.
      xx N

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  6. Gorgeous, Nicole!!! I have this pattern so thank you for the head's up about the piping! Love the back yoke detail! And bunny buttons are always the right answer, as you would say, huh?

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    1. You probably not have assumed Inder, don't sew tired.
      The yoke is really natty, I think they would make quite sporty casual shorts too.
      Thank you!
      xx N

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  8. Hello! Sometimes the internet is magic! I bought this pattern on Friday, I have long been hankering after some swanky silk pjs classic with piping, and was thrilled to find this. Im a novice when it comes to following a pattern so goggled and your blog post came up! Im already struggling in trying to work out how much fabric to buy for A&D!!! And Ill be extra vigilant about the piping too! Thanks for taking the time to make the post, share your info and photographs. Much appreciated! Thanks Nicole, Elsa has one talented Mom! they look wonderful! Katy.

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