Yellow Mellow Pj’s


Oh no, it’s monday!Let’s beat the blues with some cute pjs while imagining we have one extra day chilling, right?

A while ago I reviewed GBSB newest book by making this pair of trousers. Always intended to use them as loungewear. I’m a ‘matchy-matchy’ kind of gal when it comes to pjs & lingerie.  Pj top was added to my “always moving by never ending’ projects-to-sew list.

Since the fabric is on the warm side; there was no question the top needed to have long sleeves. I’m always cold anyway. There are so many lovely knit tops patterns out there however on my stash, I had a choice of two: The plaintan(free) and the Agnes. (Gift from Tilly)


The Agnes top is such a well develop and easy pattern; I have nothing really insightful to say besides I’m in cosiness heaven!  I feel very cute too. The gathering on the bust reminds me of an italian designer that uses that design detail on their underwear briefs to highlight their clients asset.

Size wise; I’m between size 3 and size 4 on her patterns. I used an unaltered size 3 for this version.

Here is a better picture of the neckline detail. Sorry this picture feature a un-pressed and un-hemmed fresh-from-the machine but going-to-the-iron top.


Pressing knits is super important and I always do it.

“I think that ironing is a hugely important factor in determining whether your creations will inevitably look polished & professional or home sewn & amateurish. Megan NielsenRead more on her tips & techniques for pressing knits.


Who is up for a pillow fight?

  • Tilly Buttons

    You look adorable… and so cosy! x

    • Thanks Tilly, now i just need to add a few Fifi’s.

  • Fabulous pjs, so bright an colourful.

  • Adorable! I love the fit on the Agnes top, and what a great idea to make knit PJs. I have the GBSB book and the Agnes pattern so may have to blatantly copy you! Also, you look fab in yellow! x

    • Pj party with matching pjs would be awesome. Now we just need to have a sewing retreat to go!

  • stitchedupsam

    Fab pj’s, and wow, that colour looks amazing on you!

  • Great PJs ! I just got this book, looking forward to making some stuff.

    • Thank you. I want to sew the jumpsuit from the book. too many ideas and patterns and not enough time

  • Love them, the top is a fantastic fit, I hadn’t thought about getting the pattern but I love the fit on you and it’s a great staple! Love the yellow colour too.

    • Hi Mags. I believe so. Sewing knits are quite easy and enjoyable and Tilly’s patterns always offers a detailed explanation

  • Karen J

    Great idea. Looks comfy, but casual/glam (is that a thing?) At the same time x

  • So sweet, where is this gorgeous fabric from?

  • Jo

    Very cute and cosy looking. Love your fabric choice too.

  • Super cute as always Rachel! Might have to make myself an Agnes pj top to go with my own #gbsb pj trousers. That yellow is stunning on you. Cl xx

  • So cute! I love your fabric. 🙂