Waaayyyy back in March, I finished sewing a pair of emerald-green pajamas for my mom in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Even further back, in January, I had bought the necessary green cuddle satin along with enough purple to make another pair – and promptly dragged my heels until there were ruts in every room of the house
The pattern I used was McCall’s M4244, as always, and I don’t even want to look at the envelope right now. I can more or less construct a pair of pajamas from that pattern without the instructions, at this point.
There’s no denying, however, that the purple set is delightfully regal-looking, and make the perfect nightwear as we transition from steamy summer nights into the crisp air of almost-autumn.
They aren’t nearly as bulky and lumpy as they appear in the photo: when I presented the finished product to her, she couldn’t be bothered with actually getting changed and instead pulled them on over her tank top and cargo shorts. I choose to interpret that eagerness as a compliment.
A close-up of the buttons I used, along with a better idea of the fabric’s real colour.
I’d like to think my pajama-sewing days are behind me for a while, but I’d best not speak too soon. One of my friends saw these and thought a pair of satiny pajama pants “would be all right”. Maybe for Christmas…
Thanks for looking!