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Merchant & Mills Bantam Vest PJ set

Merchant & Mills Bantam Vest PJ set

Casually standing on a chair posing for a photo in my pyjamas

Casually standing on a chair posing for a photo in my pyjamas

These are perhaps not the most glamorous of pyjamas but I am extremely comfortable in them and enamoured of the stars. ‘Blue with stars for night-time? Groundbreaking,’ I hear you sneer. I don’t care. Clothes for the night time should have stars, maybe moons on them, is what I feel. It makes it clear when to wear them.

They also make me feel very airy and athletic, and liable to caper about the living room. I think it may be because the general effect of this outfit is vaguely reminiscent of a Edwardian swimsuit.

The shorts are self-drafted from all the various pyjama tutorials that can be found online. The top is the Merchant and Mills Bantam Vest from their book. I think it’s a really lovely shape, especially the back, and am going to make one in non-pyjama fabric for day wear. I particularly like the curved hem, too. I cut a size 12 with no alterations and it fits fine - I think all the M & M patterns come out quite large, or perhaps they are just aiming for a looser fit than most go for.

I have enough fabric left to make some pyjama bottoms for Harry, hopefully with a fly as practice for my next run at a trouser pattern. Wearing homemade matching pyjamas may be the disgusting thin edge of the wedge with regards to his ‘n’ hers novelty mugs, referring to him as ‘the boyfriend’ etc.etc. so will just have to make sure we don’t wear them at the same time.

(Sort of) Sew Over It Betty Dress

(Sort of) Sew Over It Betty Dress

Bumblebee top

Bumblebee top