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Lorraine Meets Margot in Pyjamas


I needed a pair of pyjamas for my summer trips and was inspired by the movie “The Help” (great movie BTW) and the sixties pyjamas in one of the scenes.

My local Stoff och Stil Store has a range of retro fabrics that I have been eyeing for a while and at my latest trip I found two cotton fabrics that I thought would work good together as a pyjamas.

20140718-204032.jpgI made the top out of my Lorraine pattern, taking in the sides a bit and adding a pleat in the back instead of gathering. For the armholes I used self made bias tape.

20140718-204326.jpgFor the bottoms I used Tilly Walnes’ “Margot” pattern from her book “Love at First Stitch“. I shortened them, added an elastic in the waist and drawstrings at the calves. I’m planning to write more about Tillys book after I have tried out more patterns.


It took a little time… to get to me

I’m finally back! After a long year of waaaay too much work and not ANY sewing I’m super excited to start sewing and blogging again. I have lots of new projects in the works that I want to share!

To start with I’ve moved and have gotten to redo my sewing room. But it’s not completely done yet but I’ll post about it soon. I’m just waiting for something to come in the mail so I can finish the latest touch ups.

If anyone remembers I left a big cliff-hanger in my last post. Well I finally finished that project this week and here it is:

Retro Jacket

I found the fabric in a second hand store and used a pattern in Burda Easy Fashion E973 from 2008. In the magazine they made it out of a fleece fabric so it was a bit difficult to adapt to the fabric I was using. One of the reasons it took a year (!!) to finish.

Speaking of Burda, I started my vacation today and what better way to start out by looking through these:


I’ve also been checking out Craftgawker a lot. So great for inspiration!