It’s almost fall so I better share my summer Pjs. I made them almost 3 months ago. I wanted to take better pictures but never got around. Life been busy and I although I love to have beautiful blog pictures, life doesn’t always give us the luxury of time. I confess that I do feel super guilty when I don’t meet my aesthetic expectation. This is my little ‘corner of the world” and I want it to feel proud of it.
This post has been on my draft for ages. Does this happen with you? You make something, write a post and leave it ‘draft’ for months waiting to add a picture? Then other stuff gets photographed and older stuff gets never blogged ? Since sewing been slow over here, I’m actually glad to have a backlog.
Grainline lakeside is a lovely pattern. I love Jen’s “clean look” and blog so when she has a new pattern I get excited about it and buy it. I have so many patterns on this category “Must have, buy it now but never make it.” Oh temptations! It’s actually a surprise that this is the first time I make anything from grainline.
I love the back details of the top but what made me excited about this pattern was the runners style shorts. This type of shape has a tendency to look ‘weird’ on me so I really wanted to have a go in making it work. Also I think it’s a pattern that can be taken outside the “pj” category to make summer outfits.
Let’s talk about the shorts first: I cut and sewn the pattern size 8. The only change was to lengthen the hip to waist height by 2cm.
The fit in the front is great but there are a little bit of excess of fabric on the back waist ( tends to happen often with RTW) and I could do with a little more fabric over my bottom. It is comfortable to sit and I been wearing. Looking at “pants for real people” advice to improve the fit for the next one they suggest: Adding a dart / removing excess from the centre back seam, or have a full derriere adjustment. Maybe a bigger size?
The top was cut size 10 and I’m happy with it.
Fabric used: selection of cottons from my stash!
Only change from the instructions was adding the bias on the double. What I mean is sewing both sides at the same time…
Ps; My biggest regret was using shop bought bias on the top as its so stiff. I should have made my own, so I did that for the shorts.