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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Seeing Spots!

I don't know how many readers will be familiar with Noel Edmonds and Mr Blobby



but you may see the resemblance......



right down to the wrinkles on the sleeve/arm, lol.

Those who are familiar with the show may understand why I'm saying "Blobby, blobby, blobby" in a funny voice lately. :) If you're not familiar with it, you'd just assume I was mad, lol.

I came across this knit fabric in my stash and seeing as it's a soft snuggly knit and it had been a cold week, I combined it with Simplicity 4327 to make a tent nightshirt . I had 6m, bought at $2m in a Spotlight clearance. I'm not sure what I was thinking of when I bought that much of a bright pink spotted knit.

I chose a size by my full-b ust measurement and it ended up a bit big. Sherril has commented that it's not too bad apart from the sleeve length. And big does = comfy, but I'm feeling very much like I could be this guy -



After I'd made my sleepwear, I decided to spread the pink around rather than put it back into the stash. Besides, I'd already put other fabric into the gap it had left.

I continued with the sleepwear theme. DD2 got a pair of PJ pants from Burda 4222 (which is OOP, but seems to be the same as 9747), with a polar fleece top made using Kwik Sew 3017. She was adamant she wanted a polar fleece top for cold nights, but I think it will get more use on wintry 'Pyjama days'. I'll make her a lighter-weight top for in bed.

After that, I still had some fabric left. DD1 thought she'd like some PJs too so I dug out Simplicity 4798 (which is also OOP btw).

I made the trousers/pants first, which left just enough fabric for the body of the top. Imagine my annoyance when I cut out the top front and back, only to find what looked like a dirty oily mark right in the front near the neckline. I washed with stain remover and it now looks like a paler spot. Ah, well. At least the oily mark is gone. I used a white interlock remnant for the sleeves and neckband. It must be a Simplicity thing because the sleeves on this top are really long too. Or maybe we just have short arms.

On the trousers I ended up lowering the waistband by 7cm and it's still not incredibly low.


As I was on a pyjama roll I decided to use a piece of Barbie wincyette/flannelette I'd found while hunting out the white interlock. I figured if I didn't use it for DD2 soon, she'd be too old for it. Again, I used the Burda pj pattern for the pants. This time I used Kwik Sew 2893 and made a raglan sleeve tee from a blue knit remnant and the white used on her sisters top. I also added a piece of the pants fabric as an applique to tie the two together. Tip - for the applique I used a washable glue stick on the back to help keep it straight whilst stitching.


Both girls wore their new pyjamas last night and have pronounced them 'awesome'. For the moment, I am a popular mummy. ;) I'm sure it won't last.

The great thing is that the pyjama sewing spree helped the stash stats quite a bit. :)

7 comments:

Sew4Fun said...

Keely, all I can say is jinx! I have a nightshirt made of that exact same interlock from Spotlight. :)

Sherril said...

Get that image right out of your mind if you can. It's the stuff nightmares are made of. Is that character for children? Your nightshirt is perfect for sleeping in. That's what it's meant for, isn't it?

Judy Ross said...

*Snort*, *guffaw*, Mr Blobby can only WISH for your panache! I am in awe of all the pj sewing. If G saw E's Barbie pyjamas I'd be relegated to sucky Mum forever!

Rhoto said...

GOOD for you for such participation in the Stash Contest!! With YOUR help, "we" made our goal and surpassed it, eh!! ;)
Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Kat said...

Everyone is looking dotty at your house :) ! No, I'm not familiar with Mr. Blobby, but yes, there is a resemblance there ;) . Everyone looks very cozy in their PJ's. That's a good thing--as I type this, there's lots of snow falling outside--in the midst of a major storm.

Kat said...

Everyone is looking dotty at your house :) ! No, I'm not familiar with Mr. Blobby, but yes, there is a resemblance there ;) . Everyone looks very cozy in their PJ's. That's a good thing--as I type this, there's lots of snow falling outside--in the midst of a major storm.

Sue said...

What a successful sewing stint... sew for your kids lots while they still love it!