I have been meaning to make Tana Lawn pyjamas for a while as I couldn’t imagine anything more luxurious and when I received an exciting delivery of Wild Flowers I knew it would be perfect for summer PJs. Being a one-directional pattern, this print is ideal as it runs perfectly down the front of the trousers – for this set I mixed Wild Flowers colour way A with colour way C.
I based my design on Tilly and the Buttons’ Margot Pyjama bottoms however added additional ‘button’ holes for the belt and elastic at the back for fit. I made this set simple as I wanted to simplify the clashing prints however if I made another set, I would be tempted to add turn ups in contrasting fabric or patch pockets.
For the top, I used a free PDF pattern from SewLoft – the Diana Cami. This camisole is designed for daywear however it has enough room in it that it’s perfect for PJs. I really like the french seams in this pattern and although it is a beginner’s pattern and very simple to make, it gives a professional finish that is perfect for nightwear as it is extremely comfy. I piped around the neckline, armholes and created the straps using homemade contrasting bias binding.
I am sure I will make a similar set of pyjamas again and with the basic pattern, there are so many possibilities. On my list are summer shorts, winter fleece, and endless combinations of Liberty prints.