08 Jul Soulmate/Sleepmate/Secura
Such a good feeling waking up in a lovely pair of PJs!
Greetings from the gazebo, a colorful escape and peaceful refuge to start my day. In April, I borrowed a pair of Julie’s Carolyn Pajamas by Closet Case Patterns. (She’s sewn seven pairs – seriously). At last I have my own. If you’re a Bedhead fan then you’ll love this pattern! (Check out Bedhead’s Liberty PJs here.)
I sewed the pajamas in Amy Butler’s latest fabric design, Soulmate (Free Spirit Fabrics). Amy’s latest collection features 24 designs in 3 color ways of garment-friendly poplin! Since Amy’s fabrics are color co-ordinated companion fabrics, I used contrast wherever possible.
For the shirt, I sewed the front and back bodice, lower pocket and arms in Soul Mate It Takes Two in bone.
The cuffs, collar, upper pocket and facings were sewn in Soul Mate’s Power Point, Cocoa. The collar, facings, pocket and cuffs were piped in turquoise.
As a newbie to embroidery, I’m exploring my new machine‘s capabilities and embroidered the pocket with my monogram.
Last but not least! ……
Have you heard of Secura?
Coats & Clark recently introduced me to its Secura Heat Activated Button Thread.
Available in six colors, this innovative thread is heat activated by steam which causes the thread to lock to itself. No more loose buttons or embellishments! Simply attach the button with the thread and steam with your iron.
My preferred taste is to use smaller buttons for shirts, unless I want a decorative look.
The bottoms are sewn in the reverse colors of the top. This time the main parts (legs) are sewn in the Power Point Cocoa and the contrast (waistband and cuffs) is sewn in It Takes Two. I piped the pockets and the cuffs for a polished result.
The only downside of my new PJs is not wanting to get dressed 😉
Happy Saturday to all!