So I put a sweater on and artfully exposed one shoulder to show the elastic spaghetti strap of my self drafted cami (with matching PJ bottoms.) I can report after a night of sleep that swimwear material is very comfy to sleep in and not the cause of night-sweats that I feared! pjs
The PJ bottoms are flannel-backed satin. I like to use now out-of-print Burda 8143 for my PJ bottoms. The shape of these is more flattering and comfy** than traditional straight-legged PJ bottoms. I made these a bit longer than I like, though. Here’s the technical drawing of these pants.

**It is possible that traditional straight-legged pj bottoms would be just as comfy with 10” of ease around the hips! Not as flattering, though.

One pair of PJs down, I have another piece of hot pink and white polka dotted charmeuse ready for cutting for my second pair, although today is to be spent doing errands, packing snacks for tonight’s baseball game (go Twins!) and working on my Lady Grey muslin, which is hanging exactly where it’s been for the last week!


  1. Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood says:

    So Adorable!

  2. Joy says:

    I have to admit, I'm surprised the swimsuity fabric is comfy to sleep in. I'll have to tuck that one away for future reference.

    And the pants have an interesting design. Very cute combo!

  3. lazystitching says:

    So pretty and comfy looking! Colour me jealous :)

  4. frk.bustad says:

    They are indeed very flattering, and look very comfy, the PJs!

  5. [patty the snug bug] says:

    flannel-backed satin gets an a-ok, so far. I was worried that it wouldn't be very breathable and be a night-sweat inducing garment (an issue for me in the spring and fall!!) last night i was just cozy! they're def. warmer, but not super heavy pj's!

    Sewing was the same as any other sewing of satin- annoying raveling and hole marks showed if I had to remove stitches. the worst part was that i used french seams so it was reallly hard to line up the fabric for the first seam- the flannel stuck to itself!

  6. Andrea says:

    Cute! How is the flannel-backed satin to sew and sleep in? I have pajamas cut out in it but haven't started sewing them yet.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Omg this looks sooo comfy, and I love the floral print and pink! Thanks for posing for us, good job:)

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