Continuing my exploration of ‘Love at First Stitch’ by Tilly Walnes of Tilly and the Buttons, my next project was the ‘Margot Pyjamas’. I had a pair of pyjama bottoms which had recently worn out and rather than get rid of the whole set, I found this purple fabric from my stash, which I thought would complement the dusky green top.
I made size 22 and used my woven stash fabric, which had no stretch. They did fit around my hips and bum and, although wearable, were a little bit snug around this area, while being very wide at my calves. I tripped up a couple of times, catching my big toe at the hem, but I would definitely put that down to my clumsiness as much as the fit of the pjs – wearing slippers helped to solve this problem.
I made them with the draw-string, having perfected the technique on my Kindle cover, but I think I would probably prefer them with an elasticated waist. The instructions were very clear though, and I’ll definitely be making some more, but with the following adjustments:
- Use a knit fabric
- Make the waist elasticated
- Taper the legs to the ankles by a couple of inches