I was shopping at Soma and they have wonderful, comfortable, beautiful pajamas - that are, in my opinion, way over-priced. Every time I've picked up a pair of their cute PJ shorts or pants and tried to talk myself into buying them, I simply can't, knowing how easy it is to make them.
So I made them using Burda 12-2016-110. If you're unfamiliar with Burda, that is December 2016 issue, pattern number 110.
The fabric was in my stash from Girl Charlee fabrics. It's a cotton lycra blend that feels very similar to the fabric Soma uses for their PJs. The stretch lace was also in my stash from Sew Sassy Fabrics - I bought one of their grab bags at an excellent price and it was stuffed with all widths and colors of beautiful stretch lace.
If I round on the high side I spent just under $10 for these. Soma's are $32.
This is an excellent pattern - very versatile. It's designed for wovens, but can be used for knits too. The inseam without lace would be about 2.5" to 3", but with the lace mine are 4.5" - and I prefer the longer length. They could easily be upgraded with pretty details like piping on the side seams or a ribbon tie waist band.
I used a couple of techniques I learned from Alison Smith's Lingerie class at Craftsy.
- First is the lace. I sewed it wrong side to wrong side with a straight stitch and the folded the right side of the fabric up and stitched the top edge of the lace and the fabric with a zig-zag. It makes a very neat, strong seam.
- Second is the waistband/elastic casing. I folded and pressed the waistband allowance then edge-stitched the top edge and then stitched the bottom edge. It makes a sturdier casing.
Customizable, gorgeous, comfortable PJS are within your grasp!
Make something beautiful!