Sew & Tell | Kelli of True Bias

Sew & Tell Kelli of True Bias | Grainline Studio

Sew & Tell Kelli of True Bias | Grainline Studio

We are big fans of Kelli, so when we saw these great Lakeside Pajamas she sewed up a while back, we knew we wanted to feature them on the Grainline blog. We love her choice of contrasting bias binding and the fabric is definitely a win. One question we wished we had asked was – “How do we get hair like that?”

Name: Kelli Ward

Where can we find you online? True Bias

Link to your post about this project: Gleeful Lakeside Pajamas

Which pattern did you use? Lakeside Pajamas

What type of fabric or other materials did you use?

I used cotton voile from Art Gallery’s Gleeful line by Sew Caroline to make these pjs. The voile is dark enough to not be see through and yet still silky and lightweight. I used some green packaged bias tape for the edging although I wish that I had taken the extra time to make my own or spent the money on silk binding as the packaged stuff is a bit scratchy.

Sew & Tell Kelli of True Bias | Grainline Studio

Tell us about your project!

I have been wanting to make these pjs for a long time and I am super glad that I finally did. NYC summers are super muggy and we don’t have central air so sleeping in these lightweight pajamas make it a bit more bearable.

I love the details of all of the binding on this pattern, so I decided to accentuate it by using a contrasting bias tape. I love the way that it turned out.

Like all of Jen’s patterns, this one is great. The fit was spot on and the whole thing came together seamlessly. She has a really clever way of attaching the bias tape and sewing the shorts together which I loved.

If I can convince myself to spend an evening making a whole bunch of bias tape then I think that a new pair are in my near future.

3 replies on “Sew & Tell | Kelli of True Bias

  • Nicole

    I love the top part of this pattern, but I need to work on the fit of the shorts (I think I just need a larger size than what the measurements told me because they ride up). I made a set in some AMH rayon and it’s lovely. It was this post of Kelli’s that sold me on the pattern- the contrast trim is awesome!

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    • Jen

      Im afraid I can’t. You can search on Etsy, I’ve heard there are a few shops that make bias binding out of beautiful fabrics and I’d bet those aren’t itchy but all I know is the same stuff you’re talking about otherwise. I always make my own if it’s for a garment.

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