Monday, August 29, 2011

PJ tops

Though the styles definitely are worlds apart, I made a peasant style top to go with my zero-waste monpei pants. These are PJs so the goal is comfort, not style. I've already worn these PJs twice and they are definitely comfy. I look a little like an aging flying nun, but I am comfy. That's a good thing.

This top gave me a chance to try something I learned from blogger Off The Cuff: how to sew a "designer" casing for elastic. That little edge-stitching before inserting the elastic just makes all the difference at a neckline. It doesn't roll and makes nice even gathers. That idea is a keeper.


  1. "an aging flying nun" lol. Seriously, I am having trouble picturing this. I've even seen Flying Nun episodes recently (and of course I loved that show when young).

  2. The wings have slipped from my head to my shoulders. Going south like everything else.

  3. This is a very cute pattern, and I can imagine would work beautifully as a pyjama top. Looks so comfy!
    Thank you so much for your comment on my dyed top, the colour was a pleasant surprise to me too!