Whew, making it by the skin of my teeth here-it's still April 28th on the left coast! I tried to take photos this morning before work, at 6:00 AM mind you, and needless to say, they were terrible. Who's up that early anyway, gross. Got home this evening and gladly put them back on for my pictures :-D
I wasn't sure if I was going to have time to participate, but sheepishly jumped in when Karen, our PJ Party Hostess, posted her giveaway, hehe. I do really need more cute PJs after all.
A quick survey of the jammy situation made me a wee ashamed:
-yoga pants, cut off and paint stained (on the bum, no less!)
-flannel skully pants-a definite favorite, but flannel, not appropriate for coming summer
-2 pairs of Madeline bloomers-cute, husband loves them, but sometimes leave me feeling a little exposed when just chillin, not to mention, I can't go fetch the laundry out back in them
-and finally, the sad, stretched out t-shirt nightgown. It's on the frumpy side.
New Look 6139 was employed as a base and altered quite a bit, as the crotch length was massive, and the ease ridiculous. I can't be bothered turning fabric inside out for a drawstring, so I switched the waist to elastic.
I originally bought this fabric for a Violet blouse. It felt soft and drapey at the store, but after washing just feels like quilting cotton. I guess it was that chemical stuff that's put on fabric? Not to mention, as much as I love this color, I don't think it looks good with my complexion. But perfect for the PJs. Only having 2 yards, not quite enough to make a full pair of pants, I improvised. SO, don't tell the sewing police, but I cut them on the cross grain! And had just enough, with spare scraps.
what's happening with my arm here?
I thought of putting in pockets, but that's as far as it went-just too lazy. However, piping is easy and aqua and red is such a splendid combo!
too lazy to change my thread, too!
To tell the front from the back, I attached a wee bow
Now, I love that Karen asked for our current read, cause aside from the pretty jammies, it's such good stalking material, no?
In the traditional sense of reading, by my nightstand I've got Confederacy of Dunces and a Bust magazine. However, I'm currently smitten with audio books. It's wonderful to listen to a story and be able to do other stuff at the same time. Right now I'm listening to 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. This is my third Murakami book and my crush continues. The stories are fantastical, the characters real and flawed, and all delicately woven together. They make me want to study obscure Japanese/Chinese history and places. This book, while slow to me at first, has now got me in it's clutches. (However, my favorite is without a doubt "Wind Up Bird Chronicle"-go get it now!)