Sunday, April 19, 2009

Heather Ross Pajamas for Everyone

I just made some Heather Ross Pajama pants for myself. We think I'm not having food cravings with this pregnancy, but having sewing cravings instead! I made them from a secondhand (vintage) doona cover. I find doona covers have better patterns than the sheets I find here, although the fabric is often thinner, or a wider weave. I measured myself (I'm usually a NZ size 12/14), and thought I'd be a medium, but I should have made a large - its a bit tight over the thighs and hips. But then again, I'm 6 months pregnant, so perhaps any guessing of sizes is always going to be a bit off! I made the legs a touch straighter and wider (just a cm either side, I think), to be tapering slightly less than the original pattern. I had been wanting to made a similar pair of the Amy Butler Wide Leg Lounge pants (which I have since done), to see which pattern I like best, but I think I already like this pattern better (with the legs altered to not be so tapering, that is). It was very quick, and very easy to make. I'll definitely make more, although now I've satisfied this sewing craving, I'll wait until after the baby is born.


Miramar Peninsula, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand

4 comments:

myfirstbambina said...

Thanks for posting about your experience with this project.
I just recently got this book and love many of the projects, but then read some reviews online and realize that there are many erratas and that discourage me a little. Now I see your lounge pants from her book and I also saw your headscarf too and I'm motivated now to give it a go !

Kiwibear said...

Wow - you are the first person that I don't already know to read my blog. Thank you! :o) Yes, I was a little discouraged too. I think on the one hand it is great that people are having or gaining the confidence to change patterns to suit their individual shapes and sizes. But on the other hand, it makes me want to make the patterns from old material like doona covers first before spending any money on them! But its been really great fun sewing some stuff rom the book, and seeing all the lovely patterns that other people make. I'd love to see pics of your stuff when you make them. Take care!

lovestitches said...

Thanks for the review, it's always nice to see what different patterns look like in 'real life'. And wow, you so don't look pregnant! You look fabulous.

SewChicken said...

ooops - I realised four years too late that I forgot to say thank you for the compliment! Thank you! Sorry to take so long...