Some truly ‘Ultimate’ Pyjamas

Hello out there! It’s been a while. If you follow me on Instagram, you may already know the reason for my radio silence on the blog… I had a baby!

Born at the end of February, I had a gorgeous baby boy weighing a hefty 9lb 9oz (go me!). So I have been busy adjusting to motherhood and torturous sleep deprivation! And I am so incredibly in love with him.

Before I gave birth I had a little bit of spare time, as I ended up being 9 days late. So I managed to squeeze in a couple of makes (and A LOT of fabric shopping)! My idea was to make a couple of things that I could take in my hospital bag for going into labour.

Obviously I wanted a comfy pair of pyjama bottoms, in a big enough size to fit me with a bit of a tum. I decided on the Sew Over It Ultimate Pyjamas. In fact, I ended up getting this PDF pattern for free after joining the Sew Over It PDF Club. Win!

I also thought these would be useful for the newborn days where days roll into nights, and I live in pyjamas! And P.S. I love pyjamas.

The fabric is a super soft and comfy brushed cotton in this blue and green check/tartan from Backstitch. Blues and greens being one of my all-time fav colour combos.

The pattern was really straightforward – a nice simple make that would be ideal for any newbie sewers out there. The main thing I had to be careful with was pattern matching, because of the check fabric. This turned out amazingly well… I actually impressed myself!

These photos have been taken 2 months post natal, so the pyjamas are now a bit on the big side (happy to report!). And unlike other makes, I have written this post after properly road-testing. I have worn these so much – and can vouch for them being super comfy and perfect for mooching around the house.

Pattern: Ultimate Pyjamas by Sew Over It

Fabric: Brushed cotton check/tartan from Backstitch

Size made: Medium

Alterations made: None!

Winning at pattern matching the front seam!

1 Comment

  1. by Marie (Ree-Sewn) on May 8, 2017  8:11 am Reply

    Congratulations! Hope you are enjoying life with your lovely snuggly newborn. I'm on maternity leave now and trying to get some last bits of sewing done - hadn't thought of making some super comfy PJs for after the birth, but it's a great idea and a lovely quick sew! I may copy you!

    All the best with your new adventures as a mother.

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