The next project in the Love At First Stitch book was the Margot Pyjamas. Every time I see these being blogged about, I can’t help but think of the Margo character from The Good Life. I’m sure that they are not linked in any way but she was in my mind EVERY time I worked on this project! Crazy.
One of the first items of clothing I made in Alabama were these pyjama shorts for Adam. Adam chose a ‘Day of the Dead’ themed fabric; I made the shorts and he loves them. I’m not really sure why we both have such an attraction to Day of the Dead themed things and sugar skulls. The patterns can be so intricate and I like the fact that something that can be so sombre is made into a celebration. One day, I would like to travel to Mexico and take part in the celebration, which happens over October 31st and the beginning of November.
Anyway, we found some more fabric that was heavily printed with sugar skulls. We both loved it even though it was more expensive at $9.99 per yard. This time Adam requested some long pyjama bottoms and a matching top. I bought 2.5 yards which just covered the bottoms due to the direction of the print, something that I never really thought about when purchasing. This means that the shirt will be made at a later date, possibly when I get a coupon for Joann’s. This is the pattern that I used for these pyjamas. I didn’t pay full price for it either… I used a coupon!
Coming to Alabama meant that I had to leave ALL of my sewing supplies at home. As I walked out of our house, I could hear my sewing machine crying. 😦
When we arrived in Mobile, Adam found a bargain of a machine online and bought it for me on the understanding that I made him some pyjamas! Good deal!
We found the local fabric store and it was AMAZING! There isn’t just a couple of isles of fabric…..there is a full row of fabric isles at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft!!! I got some essentials; pins, scissors, cutting mat etc and bought a range of fabric without going overboard.