My friend Katherine, from Sewblooms, alerted me to this free pattern from The Assembly Line and I’m so pleased she did. I printed it out straight away and then got a bit distracted, but in the last two days I have made two sets.
My first pair is made from some lovely, fine, block printed fabric I bought at Woven Stories Textiles. I didn’t quite have enough fabric so made the top a little shorter and didn’t bother with pattern matching at all. I wasn’t sure what size to make, but wanted them to be roomy so went with a medium. They were pretty baggy, especially the shorts.
Case in point, check out all the excess fabric at the back!
I found that the neckline was too big and really bothered me, so I set about fixing it. I decided that the simplest way was to put in a pair of tucks at centre front and back, which reduced the measurement by 4cms on each side.
This simple fix made all the difference. I couldn’t do much about the shorts, but they were comfortable enough so I wasn’t bothered by their bagginess.
I’ve been enjoying my Kylie and the Machine Advent calendar labels and managed to use a couple in this make.
I thought the dream it label was most appropriate for pyjamas, and it also slots nicely into the Magamsewalong Dreaming December theme on Instagram.
I had no sooner finished than I was burrowing in the stash looking for another piece of fabric big enough to make another pair. I came up with a thrifted H&M tablecloth. I can’t imagine it on a table, and after I bought it I couldn’t imagine what I was going to make from it, but here I was, unpicking the hems and pressing out the creases. The pattern fitted on easily and I really like the way the pyjamas turned out.
I went down a size in the top and two sizes in the shorts and yet they still look big. However, the comfort factor is excellent.
I used the KATM labels again. For this one, on a whim, I added a little breast pocket so that I could use the Eat Sleep SEW label. I’ve decided that in seam labels can annoy me, so I plan to use them on pockets. I’m quite pleased with the way I managed to pattern match the pocket. The other two labels denote the back of the garments.
I’m so pleased with these two makes; they are perfect for lolling about it at the end of the day, and I’m wearing the block printed ones as I write this, they make me so happy. If someone comes to the door I feel slightly more respectable than I would in a bathrobe.
2 thoughts on “The Assembly Line pyjamas”
Despite the sizing issue on the first set, both are beautiful PJs. Jewels of colour to sleep, or be casual in, my favourite is the red set 💕
My favourite is the red set too, and I’m wearing them right now! Thank you so much Lesley and Merry Christmas.