I’m really surprised that there haven’t been more posts for June’s theme, although we are only half way through, as it feels like the sewing world is obsessed with secret pyjamas! Actually sewing your own clothes is a good start to secret pyjamas as whatever, you like to sew and wear, if it fits better and meets your specifications we will feel much more comfortable.
It feels like today’s make should have happened so much earlier than it did. I love my first Sallie jumpsuit and wear it a lot and each time I wear it I think it’s time to make a new one and yet it’s taken me almost 3 years since my first one to make this one. However I’m glad I did.
Each year I make myself a new birthday dress and I decided to mix it up this year with a birthday jumpsuit. The closet case files Sallie jumpsuit is a pattern that gets less airtime than some of Heather’s other patterns which I think is a shame as it’s such a lovely pattern.
I used this petrol blue viscose jersey that’s been in my stash for years. I think it came from fabricsforsale. I didn’t quite have enough of the fabric for the jumpsuit so the lining is pieced together from some other jersey scraps. It’s a party on the inside of this jumpsuit! I’ve worn this jumpsuit in pretty solid rotation since I made it and the only negative point is that the fabric still leaks colour really badly, I have ruined a few other items by putting them in a washing cycle with it.
I made a couple of alterations to this version from the last one. Instead of using elastic to stabilise the neckline and shoulder seams, I just used strips of a woven fabric. The neckline on my first version stretch out a little and doesn’t sit completely flat. While using a woven to stabilise the neckline made it easier to get a flat neckline, there is no give to it while pulling it on which feels a bit wierd when the rest of the jumpsuit is so stretchy. The other alteration I made was to use a slightly wider elastic than recommended as I only had wider elastic in my stash and I wanted to get this done. It’s worked fine. Apart from that, I followed the instructions entirely. I think I probably need to take it up a bit though as here I’m wearing it with heels and it’s still pooling around my feet, the pattern is clearly designed for Amazons!
This is the ultimate secret pjs outfit. It looks pretty elegant but is so easy and comfy to wear. Perfect for summer events! I may have taken this to the limit by essentially having a nap in it in the park!
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