But no more! So two free patterns for you to try. I like them both - one is looking much better than the other one, but it was quite annoying to make. The other one is a simpler pattern (although downloading a pattern and putting it together is hard work I found), simpler construction - but it is not as cute.
- Noodlehead shirred voile pajama tutorial (you get to draft your own pattern) - the green one
- Simplicity 9871 pattern available for download here - the blue/purple one.
|That is as much shirring as you will see - |
as I am utterly rubbish at it
Both are made in cotton lawn bought at my local John Lewis in Welwyn Garden City. I have not changed anything major to the instructions.
|I was not able to take a good picture of these -|
they remind me of MC Hammer
A finish ticked off! Will be wearing the green one tonight as yes I prefer them and they do look better. Is it worth making your own PJs? I think it is, they are nicer than any pairs I have, they are not too long (an issue with all my PJ pants) and they hold firm whilst still being comfy - amazing!
I may even make a loungewear Saturday mixing handmade and high street post.
I will probably make the Noodlehead version again. Now that I have the pattern it will be quicker (and lost a bit of weight, it fits!), anyone has a (very) good tutorial for shirring?