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Hi! It looks like PJ bottoms are a popular choice for the next project. They are simple to make & can be easily customised by adding pockets etc.Some of you will already have a pattern that you want to use from a book or something. Just bear in mind that in my experience, book patterns tend to run small. As PJs tend to be made in basically the same way, any pattern will do. Simplicitynewlook.co.uk have regular pattern sales, Jaycotts.co.uk are another good online shop. I assume Inches still have a good range of patterns since the change of ownership (Charlotte would know better than me!). Stroud, Gloucester & Bristol all have places to buy patterns & if there's a sewing magazine out in the next couple of weeks with PJ bottom patterns - give us a shout!I tend to find that the quantity of fabric specified is generous. I think we mostly used around 2m last time, despite patterns saying we needed up to 3m. The only time this was a problem was if there was a large pattern repeat - and you can always add deep cuffs if you need to! Sheets & duvets are ideal too. Let me know what you think!
Just a quick link to some patterns: http://www.jaycotts.co.uk/collections/patterns_pjThere are lots of options. Anywhere that sells fabric will probably have patterns. There are also free patterns online that you can print off (lots of pages to tape together!) - I found one here: http://www.sewmag.co.uk/free-sewing-patterns/patterned-pyjama-trousersRemember you can make pjs in different fabrics to wear as trousers if you don't need pj bottoms. They would look good in linen type fabrics as relaxed trousers, or in slinky patterned fabric to wear with heels :)
Lovely Lynda of sewing bee fame has a pattern out in the Crafternoon magazine that's out today - it is raising money for Comic relief. Lynda's pattern is for a cute pair of french knickers - which are kind of like short pj bottoms so we can easily make those if you don't want to make long pyjama bottoms.
Woohoo! There's a sale on all New Look patterns at Simplicity New Look. They are £2.95 each. www.simplicitynewlook.comI often find that Fabricland in Bristol have a pattern sale on at the same time, so it's worth a look if you're around. See you on Monday. I'm definitely going to look out for the Crafternoon magazine - love a pair of French Knickers ;)
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