Sunday, April 6, 2014

New Look 6026

I love pajamas.  I could live in them all day long given the chance. If it were socially acceptable and in compliance with our dress code, I would wear them to work!  And who wouldn't want to when you have cute pajamas like these!

This is actually a practice muslin I used for fitting the New Look 6026 blouse pattern. I had a few yards of this cute yoga print and a coordinating purple and thought it would be a great to try out on this pattern and get a new pair of pajamas in the process.  A sewed View A with the cute sleeve ruffle.

New Look 6026

Here's a close up of the curved neckline and the sleeve facings with the sleeve ruffle.

Side view.  I ended up shortening the body of the blouse by 4 inches.  I didn't want the ruffle to hit right at the hip area, so I raised it up a little higher.

Back view.  I was running short on fabric so the yoga girls on the back aren't centered, but oh well, it's pajamas right!  Also, the pattern calls for a small tie in the back which I eliminated.  This would give it a little more shaping in the back but who wants to sleep with a big knot in their back.

Here's the front all by itself.

The bottoms are just an elastic waist pant, but I wanted to share a little technique my grandmother taught me. An easy way to tell the front from the back is to sew a little grosgrain ribbon tab to the back waistband. Now, at a quick glance, when you are tired and ready for bed, you just have to look for the tab!

Until next time!
Happy Sewing!


  1. Your pajamas are so cute! I've nominated your blog for the Liebster Blog Award because I enjoy what you share. My link is here: I am part of the Make a Garment a Month Challenge too.

  2. Very cute!! I also like to stay in my PJ's as long as I can in morning!! Enjoy sipping your coffee or tea in those PJ's!!