Tropical morning


As I sit to write about my summer Pjs my thermostat marks 4C. Cannot help to feel envious of the wonderful weather I enjoyed the last 11 days. Weather in Brasil was hot with occasional thunderstorms. Like a typical tropical summer. I haven’t sewn much in January (winter blues?) but the night before my flight I wiped up this beaut. The pattern: Fifi by Tilly and the Buttons. A camisole and shorts set where the camisole is cut on the bias, with soft pleated cups, gently shaped princess seam back and bias binding straps. The shorts have a narrow stitched-in elastic waistband and curved hems.



When I read about finished projects I’m always interested in knowing the size and alterations so here are the deeds: No alterations from size 4 besides lengthening the camisole by 5,5 cms and 2 cm “waistband”.  Fits very comfortably.


This may be my favourite pattern by Tilly. (Orla and Agnes also hold soft spots in my heart). This pyjamas was easy to sew (like all of her pattern) and full of things I enjoy; french seams and narrow hems. I got my copy on the Handmade Fair. Do you recognise the fabric? I thought you might.



Don’t you love when you find in your stash the perfect compliments for a fabric? This baby pink bias binding and purple bow combo makes me so happy.


If you liked this make you may like Lakeside Pjs or winter pjs.

  • SO beautiful! I love that ebullient fabric. Suits you xo

    • My dear MrsC, indeed suits me so well and I didn’t bought it. Funny is that I wouldn’t think of it to buy if I have seen it but it does matches well for me.

  • Very pretty! I enjoyed your vacay pix on IG!!

  • Hélène

    Heavenly pattern + fabric match! Looks gorgeous on you.

  • Really pretty pj’s! I love the tropical print!

    • Thank you Rebecca. I love print and colour and forget how much fun they are to wear. Im back to wearing grey on grey in the UK.

  • Tomasa

    Such a pretty PJ set! Love the colorful fabric.

  • I’ve just come back from a weekend in Queensland, Australia. Girls were wearing these in the street.

    • How awesome… oh that was a time that I could try to make this work for me and wear tiny outfits outside the house. As I contemplate 35 this year Im already cringing the fact I am wearing pjs on the internet.

  • Myra

    Oh, that an absolutely adorable set on you! I love, it!

    • Thank you Myra. I really enjoying making and wearing it. As we had the inlaws along at my parents i needed nice pj to wear for breakfast.

  • Very pretty! Such lovely fabric!