Saturday, July 26, 2014

and another set of summer jammies from thrifted sheets

A set for Thing 2 from the last pair of thrifted sheets I have in the stash. (Here's the pair I made for Thing 1 from the same pattern.) I love the delicate palest pink of this background and the sweet little flowers. Perfect for a girlie set of babydoll jams. These sheets are super soft too.

I only had little scraps leftover of the cotton crochet trim, so I just used a piece across the front bodice and made the straps from bias binding this time. Don't look too closely. I made kind of a hash of it because I added it on after the bias straps were finished. Not sure what I was thinking, but oh well.

I still have plenty of these cotton doilies though. I wonder why I bought so many? Some harebrained idea I never followed through with I guess. They make a nice pocket if you pin them flat and leave the top unsewn like this.

And the ribbon tag in the shorts so you can tell front from back. Since I've now run out of thrifted sheets I've started to sew a few more sets from the myriad mid-weight cottons I've had in the stash for years and haven't touched. At one point I planned to be an award winning quilter but somehow that hasn't happened. Some of the cotton prints I bought once upon a time are now a bit too young for out-and-about clothes for my girls, so jammies are the perfect solution.


  1. I think I should start a sewing clothing odyssey with jammies. Low pressure . . . if they don't turn out great the kids just sleep in them so no one will care. Hmm . . .

    I definitely have vintage sheets coming out my ears.

  2. do you think you could share the pattern for these? i love them!

    1. Hey, Jordyn, they are sewn from a modified vintage Simplicity 5006.


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