I’ve been meaning to make up this Grainline Lakeside PJs pattern since it came out quite some time ago, (like last summer! whoops) but didn’t get around to it til this winter (don’t judge!). I love the loose top with it split back which mimics the curved detailing on the side seams of the shorts. It takes this set beyond boxy sleepwear into adorable loungewear.
I chose Amy Butler’s Josephine’s Bouquet cotton voile print for my pajamas and made matching bias tape from art gallery’s Mauvelous. At Grey’s we have this nifty bias tape maker and it really works like a charm and shaves so much time off the bias tape making process! I had only made single-fold bias tape because I forgot to double check the instructions which call for double-folded. It still worked out okay, but if I had gone with double-folded I wouldn’t have had to fuss nearly as much with the underside to keep it tucked in.
I made the top in a size 0 and the shorts in a size 4. The bottoms are seriously itty-bitty and I was a little worried they wouldn’t cover my bottom, but thankfully they did!
The jamjams were not complicated to sew – it just took patient pinning and stitching to get all the bias tape even. The only part that was slightly tricky was where the curves of the side seams of the shorts met up, but fortunately Jen wrote a little tutorial about sewing up that bit!
Fortunately there was enough light on my room in the early morning to take these photos inside, so I wasn’t standing in out in the cold of a New England winter in my thin pj’s for you. Plus, it means you get to meet my (mostly) sweet feline friend, Apollo! He was a little camera shy, but I coerced him with threats and then forced snuggles upon him.
Lakeside PJ Pattern, Grainline Studio
1.5 yds cotton lawn
1/2 yd mid-weight cotton for bias-tape
1 yd 1″ elastic