Pyjama Party! Kisses for me, save all your kisses for me!

So last night at about 10:00 I got down on the living room floor with this fabric:

and started pinning my pattern pieces.  “Surely you’re not going to start sewing NOW are you?” asked my lovely husband.  I explained that I simply had to join the Pyjama Party, and after all it wasn’t the first time I’d started a party outfit the night before and I dare say it won’t be the last!  He rolled his eyes and left me to it.  As I cut and sewed last night it really warmed the cockles of my heart thinking of all of us all round the globe working on our jammies – I’m so happy to be back in our wonderful sewing community!

So hello Karen and fellow partygoers, I’m fashionably late, but I’m here in party regalia.  Yay!  I got this jolly cotton flannel when I was in California last summer, planning to make PJs.  Life intervened, but when Karen sent out her invitation I just knew I had to get these sewn up.

I almost wish I had a dog...

I really needed new PJs – I have used this pattern twice before (McCalls 5992), but both times in Christmas print – this hasn’t stopped me wearing them constantly for the past 18 months, bringing a little Christmas spirit to our home every day.  No, I am not one for chic nightwear!  One day maybe.

Not much to say about the pattern other than that I lengthened it by a couple of inches in the leg and took off 2 inches from the top.  It’s a straightforward simple PJ pattern but I like the fact it has waist ties (attached to elastic inside the waistband).  I’m accessorising with pink Waving Lace socks (link to my Ravelry project page) which I knitted a few years ago.

Working with this print has made this song go through my head non-stop while I sewed – fellow children of the (UK) 70s will probably recognise it as the UK’s victorious entry in the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest (love the dancing!).  I will nail my colours to the mast and declare my love of this annual kitschfest – although it was of course much better in the olden days.  By happy coincidence, today I heard this year’s UK entry sung by Engelbert Humperdinck on the radio, and I must say I am rather excited!  Here it is for your enjoyment - I must admit I’ve listened to it a few times while I’ve been writing this.  Royaume Uni Douze Points thank you very much!  Let’s hope it’s another rerun of ’76 – UK triumphant in the Eurovision and a lovely sweltering summer.  I don’t know about you but I’ll be wearing my new (lucky charm?) PJs when I cheer on Engelbert in a few weeks – what a perfect PJ party occasion!

But I digress.  Here we are reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, which tells the story of Kingsolver and her family trying to reduce their food miles by eating seasonally and growing their own.  I’ve only recently started this, but have wanted to read it for ages and so far can recommend it.

I’m so happy to party with you all!

P.S. My little guy was so excited to take part in this photo shoot that he has already christened my brand new pjs with vomit.  Nice.

18 responses to “Pyjama Party! Kisses for me, save all your kisses for me!

  1. Georgeous PJ’s , how I remember the vomit years! Washable clothes were so essential.

  2. love your PJ’s and baby gorgeous

  3. Lovely! Hahaha Carl has a similar attitude towards my last minute sewing. But its OK for jammies, they’re so easy- mine only took a couple of hours from tracing to cutting to bed-jumping!

  4. As, bless, bless, bless. I love your baby, the photos are just fab as are the pjs. Great print! So glad you joined in, and in typical Bold Sewist fashion, thriving on a looming deadline!

  5. Lovely jammies, lovely baby. Not sure I would have been together enough when my kids were that little to sew so I give you – ‘Great Respect’!

  6. Your PJ’s are fab but look at that little cutester!!! Oh he’s gorgeous, look at his lovely cheeks! I remember that Brotherhood of Man song well, in fact I was allowed to stay up and do the dance alongside them as they performed their winning entry! x

  7. I just can’t concentrate on sewn items when there is such an adorable bambino in the pictures!

  8. What adorable PJs & accessorizing with such a cutie makes me think you’ve won the “aaahhh” award out of this party! And yes I remember “that” song too, I can remember I would have been 7 thinking “ugh” because I mistakenly thought it was sloppy and lovey dovey …..until you get to the last line & find out it’s to a three year old (am I remembering it correctly?)

  9. These photos were beyond adorable. That well-placed heart about the last photo is gold. So so sweet.

    Love you PJS, too.

  10. These are fabulous! I really love the fabric choice. And lets talk about the ADORABLENESS going on in these photos!

  11. Such cute lips pjs, but your baby is cuter. Oh those cheeks and how he looks at the camera, he’s going to be a heart-breaker! I am glad he approves of the pjs :) I loved that Brotherhood of Man song, sang it to death in my teen years! And thanks for linking to that song, I now have that 70s channel on my faves. Haha I will drive my kids nuts tonight listening to these oldies :) They already know all the carpenters song and tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree … Oh good times!

  12. Using a baby as an accessory is totally cheating on the cuteness front! Lovely pjs! And I read that book a while back and really enjoyed it :)

  13. I must say that your baby really gives your great jammies a tough match in the vouch for attention! ;)

  14. Oh, these are so cute!

  15. Cute jammies and super cute baby! Love your lights in the background, too.

  16. So cute!! And so are your jammies!!!! Your little guy— oh how I miss those days! nicely done!

  17. I read that book when on holiday in Mauii, couldnt wait to get home and planting my veggies.
    Sewing lots of jams for my grand kids, Grammy Jammys they call them!

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