Monday, January 3, 2011

Ottobre PJs


Ok so that title is a bit of a cop out...I can never spell pajamas or pyjamas or what ever way they are meant to be spelt...spell check tells me neither is wrong....!?

Last year, I made the 4 kids jammies for Christmas, all the while I visited my elderly Aunt twice a day, as she was at the end of her battle with cancer in a nursing home. Needless to say I made several mistakes...for those of you who know Ottobre, I used the pattern from 4/03, which are traditional flannelette jammies. That's 4 collars, numerous buttons and buttonholes...they got finished by Christmas, but only just. I found them a chore, mainly because my mind was elsewhere.

So this year I promised that I wouldn't do the same, and strangely enough, I stuck to my guns, but on St Stephens Day (26th Dec) I took out my machine and made these...





......no pressure and no distractions. However I only made the little ones jammies, and I used the pattern from 6/09, which is a long-john style bottoms and a raglan sleeve top...so easy to make and they fit sooooo well...I love that about Ottobre.

The spotty fabric and the pink ribbing came from Dots'n'Stripes a while ago.
The petrol blue ribbing came from Myllymuksut
The pattern is Ottobre magazine 6/2009 #34 and #35, in size 98cm.

Happy New Year to everyone who stops by here...I hope it is a happy, healthy and safe year for all of you.

18 comments:

Medrie said...

What darling photos! It must be so much fun to sew for twins.

Kathryn said...

Precious! My gosh, they're pretty girls. Nice pjs too! I knocked up a pair for James for Christmas. I kid you not, he barely looked at them. I could hear him thinking 'clothes???' And they had diggers on them, and everything... Your girls look a lot more grateful. Want to swap?

KID, MD said...

They're adorable and look very comfy!

Homebird said...

I don't know which is cuter the PJs or the girls!

Nicole said...

Your girls look really lovely in their new jammies! Happy New Year to all of you!!!

Millie said...

Thanks Medrie...it is mostly great fun...but as a mother of twin girls I worry that one is getting the nicer garment/fabric!
But it is soooo much more fun than shopping for clothes for twins...that's why I started sewing!!!!

Thank you Kathryn...don't let them fool you, they wouldn't wear them for 2 nights..."doooo beeeeg" (too big) was what I was told! On the second night that they did wear them, R pulled her top off...no way would she wear it!

Thanks Kid MD..They do seem very comfy...I was very impressed with the fit, nice and long.

Aw.... Thank you very much Homebird!

Thank you very much Nicole...it was such lovely fabric to use.

SewMentalMama said...

Your girls look gorgeous in their new pj's!! I have some of that fabric too, also from DotsnStripes, and it is has a lovely feel to it, so they must be cosy.
Hope you all have a great new year too.
Angela

Heather said...

Love them!! I'd love some dotty PJ's myself!

Sadhbh said...

Twins are great! Your girls are just gorgeous in their pjs. You are so talented. xx

Millie said...

Thanks Angela...I have been planning to make PJs from this fabric, but they seemed to have plenty, but I am so pleased that I finally did...like you say it is such soft fabric.

Thanks Heather! Me too!

Thanks Sadhbh....Twins sure are great...ours have just hit a lovely phase (again)...they are highly entertaining!

Winter Tree, said...

love the pjs and oh my goodness, your kiddies are just gorgeous! hope u all had a lovely xmas and all the best for 2011 :)

Andrea said...

They are wonderful! I'd love a set myself:) and such adorable little ones, too.

Urbanstems said...

Hi Millie, happy new year and great pjs and photos. I received a stylish blogger award today and would like award your fab blog the award too. Apparently to accept it you need thank and link back to the person who awarded you
share 7 things about yourself
Award 10 great bloggers that you have RECENTLY discovered
contact those bloggers and tell them about the award. It is fun but hey it is alot of work so if you time is of the essence just accept it and know I think your blog and sewing work is brill. Sinead

Urbanstems said...

Wow lots of typos in my last message (clearly time was of the essence!) Sinead x

Millie said...

Thanks Winter Tree, for all of those kind words...wishing you and yours all the best for 2011 too!

Thank you very much Andrea...I wouldn't mind some myself either! The girls are so much fun at the moment.

Thank you very much Sinead...I am terrible at these things, but I will try and do some of that soon! I really appreciate the award....Your blog is a lovely spot to visit...I am delighted to have found it! I never noticed the typos!

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Florence (at Flossie Teacakes) said...

These pyjamas (yes, I have that too...now I'm wondering whether it is really acceptable to spell it both ways and perhaps that is what has led to my ongoing confusion over the word) are adorable - I love the fabric and had somehow missed it on Dots & Stripes.

I'm so happy to have found your lovely blog after you left a comment earlier. It will be added to my Google reader immediately.

Florence x

Millie said...

Thank you Florence...the spotty fabric has been sitting for ages waiting to be used, I wonder now why I didn't use it straight away, it is so lovely.
I have been showing my husband your husband's Negroni shirt...he is well impressed!

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