If you follow my Instagram [grainlinestudio] you know that I went on a bit of a pajama making spree this past week. I only planned on making the striped pair but I like them so much I decided to use up some of my chambray stock on a pair. The shorts are loosely based on the Maritime Shorts with quite a few changes. I omitted the pockets, changed the hem and added a true gym short style side bias bound seam. For the elastic waist I went up a size (cause who wants fitted pajama shorts, not me) and straightened the side seams from the widest point of the hips up. For the top started with the pattern I used to create the polka dot top from last week, adjusted the neckline and added a split back for fanciness.
I think each pair of pajamas used about 5 or 6 yards of bias binding so I’m pretty biased out after that! It was definitely worth it, they’re getting a lot of use, I’m wearing them as I type this and watch the super strange Olympic Closing Ceremonies. These tops are my first garment with this type of bias spaghetti strap which was pretty much beyond easy, just the way I like things. I’ve also never sewn this type of gym short finish before, I just copied a pair of running shorts I own. It was fun figuring out how to do it so that the side seams are concealed inside the bias binding which is topstitched to the short. I like a puzzle, even a small one like this.
I hope you’ll pardon the fact that I’m not wearing them in this post…it felt a little weird to model my pajamas on the internet? Maybe if they didn’t have an open back and weren’t pretty short. Anyway just imagine that they’re pretty awesome.