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Topic: Egyptian pyjamas for my Mum - copied from RTW  (Read 2950 times)
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« on: October 16, 2012 06:38:43 PM »

Mum loved the PJ's I made her on one of her trips here and wanted more. She gets really hot during summer and needs something minimal. After scouring the web, I managed to find this egyptian print cotton knit - she loves all things egyptian.

I made this pattern by copying a worn out set she'd bought herself but were getting too past it and she couldn't find any in the stores to replace them. Strangely, when I copied the pj bottoms, it seemed that the front and back were the same pattern piece, which isn't normal but when I made them, they fit her perfectly, so I guess that's what matters.

All of the seams were done on the overlocker. Twin needle in the sewing machine around the hem of the shorts and top. I did knit binding for the armholes and neckline.

As I have soooo much of this fabric, I thought I'd make her another top.

I copied this pattern from a top a friend made her years ago. As you can see, my overlocker decided to stretch out the fabric and give this delightful fluted look on the hem and shoulder seams - NOT what I was going for (I always tell myself I'm going to stabilise shoulders seams next time but I still haven't done it once!). The neckline also looks kind of small - what was going on when I copied that pattern? As I didn't have the original shirt or the body it was meant to go on, I thought I'd just make it as is and we'll see. For the hem I decided to try one of the stretch stitches on my sewing machine - never again! After many experiments, I finally settled on one but it took forever and didn't even look that good. What with all the machine and brain malfunctions I was quickly getting over this project so for the neck and arms, I just turned them over and twin needled them.

The blog post > http://tigergirladventures.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/egyptian-pjs-for-mum.html.

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012 09:00:38 AM »

Good job! I always say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it! Whatever you're doing looks great and that's the point! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2012 11:28:42 AM »

Thanks! She hasn't received them yet, so it will be interesting to see how that second top fits in the neck.

« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012 08:26:56 AM »

I think they looks lovely!

« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2012 01:41:17 PM »

I think they looks lovely!

Thanks! I spoke to her last night, she said the tops are a perfect fit and her favourite is the singlet top. Due to her knee just coming out of surgery, she's not nimble enough to try the shorts but she says they look right. She feels so special that I got this fabric from overseas, just for her.

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