Kwik Sew 3602: The Brambly Hedge Pajamas


How cute is this fabric?! I spotted it at Purl Soho here in the city and just knew I had to make a pair of pajama pants for my mom who loves Brambly Hedge. Have you heard of Brambly Hedge? It’s a collection of stories first published in the early 1980s in the UK centered around the lives of little mice. It’s cute!

So that brings me back to this fabric, which isn’t actually based on Brambly Hedge. 🙂 The above photo doesn’t really reflect the colors of this print, but the next photo does. It’s a Japanese cotton called “Nursery-Versery” and it’s designed by Heather Ross for Kokka (love her stuff!). I feel like pajama pants give you an opportunity to use prints you wouldn’t usually use on other garments.

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Kwik Sew 3602: Pajama Party!

Hi, this is my first post on my new WordPress blog!! I used to be on Blogger, remember me?

I actually have a finished sewing project to share, finally! It’s all a bit exciting around here, I tell ya. I woke up this morning ready to photograph my pajama bottoms…and then the camera battery needed to be charged.

  • Pattern: Kwik Sew 3602, size XS
  • Fabric: 1 1/2 yards of plaid flannel cotton from Sew L.A.
  • Extras: Elastic waistband and red ribbon waist ties
  • Paired with: Renfrew Top from Sewaholic Patterns
  • What I’m reading: Karen asked us to share our current read. Mine is Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig. Makes for good reading on the subway 🙂

These were made as part of Karen’s “Pyjama Party Sew-Along”! This is officially the first sew-along I’ve finished on time, but there’s a catch. Both of these pj’s are UFOs. Oh well, what matters is they’re done! The first pair I’m sharing is made of fabric I bought at the end of 2009. It was the end of the bolt so there was only 1 1/2 yards left, but the pattern calls for more than that. I made it work! I really wanted a pair of plaid pajamas so there you have it.

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Sewing Through the Decades: 1920s Tulip Kimono

Guy: So, what are you up to lately?
Me: Sewing.
Guy: What are you sewing?
Me: (cheery) A 1920s robe!
Guy: Ah ………….why?

I guess that does come off kind of random.

But, hey, now I have a robe to stylishly drink mint juleps in on the front porch…….this winter. Though I have to say this keeps me quite warm, which for some reason surprised me but I’m not complaining!

Pattern: 1920s Tulip Kimono from Decades of Style
Fabric: “Van Gogh” rayon and chambray for the contrast, both from Sew L.A. Fabric
Size: Group A, 32″ bust
Pattern Level: Beginner
Paired with: My favorite pair of blue suede shoes! (Sofft brand Mary Janes, sooo comfy)

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