Hello, friends! I'm popping in today to share a couple of projects I made last week for my sister's birthday. My mom and I found this gorgeous silky (it's technically a polyester blend, but it's pretty luxurious to the touch!) fabric, printed with butterfly wings in beautiful blues and greens and I knew it was perfect for my sister. I just love this fabric! So I decided to make some sort of bedtime set, and here is what I came up with:
I knew I wanted to make some sort of a robe and a pair of sleep shorts. I searched high and low for a pajama set pattern that included both of these items, and I just couldn't find any that I liked (and the pattern sets are around $15...that's pretty pricy!) So in my desperation, I took a peek into the cheap pattern drawer at Wal-Mart and found two separate patterns (this one and this one) for around $1 a piece! Neither was really intended for pajamas, but they both worked perfectly for my purposes!
The shorts have an elastic waistband and pockets (which I considered leaving off, but just couldn't because I am borderline obsessed with pockets.) They also have buttoned-up cuffs at the bottom, although the buttons are sewn on and can't be adjusted. I tried to choose flat buttons so that they would be comfortable for sleeping, and I ended up these shiny blue buttons...they were just the ticket! (see close-up above)
The robe took a little more time, because there was a pretty sizable amount of sewing that had to be done by hand. But overall, it was still simple enough that I got it done in two half-days of work. I struggled a little with the facing around the collar (why are those always to difficult to put together?!) but I'd happily do this project again!
I just love how they turned out! Both projects were pretty quick to put together, and the fabric was perfect. My sister has always loved butterflies, so when I found this print, I knew I had to get it...what a great find! There's really nothing better than finding a fabric that's just perfect for a project! As far as I can tell, my sister loves her presents and I'm thrilled!
I hope you all had (and are still having) wonderful weekends as well! Thanks for stopping by!