Free time is running in short supply these days, and my goal is always to reduce my self-induced stress. So for my birthday this year I decided to sew up my Aloha pajama top using a McCall's pattern that I've used a million times (slight exaggeration).
The fabric is from the Robert Kaufman "Aloha Flannel 2" line (yes, 2) in the color of Sunshine. :)
And I really love the color. It is a bright, warm, happy yellow that generates good memories and good feelings. I purchased it at Kaimuki Dry Goods while in Honolulu this past May. I picked it up while shopping with MushyWear, and we went there based on SunnyGal Studio's recommendation.
Here's when I bought it!
I decided to take loving shots of the pajama top like it was an epic piece of work, like jeans or a lined coat. Kind of a like a little joke to myself.
This is the first pj top I've sewn since learning how to use my serger (I know!) All raw edges were serged.
I actually sewed the side vents--never have before
I actually drew the stitching line on my V-neck using the blue Chakoner (and um, yeah, it hasn't, um, come off yet, but I'm thinking it will come off in the wash).
I know it's big and shapeless and has no detailing, but I love it.
I wear my pj tops with at least one layer underneath.
It's just how I roll.
And I actually ironed the flannel all during the process. Ironing flannel, I don't even know who I am anymore.
So this pajama top took me three weekends to sew--that shows you how short my free time is lately. I finished it about 2 weeks after my actual birthday....close enough in my world of "less self induced stress".
These lasted two weeks! Gorgeous.
Yellow yellow yellow.
Happy happy happy.
Relieved relieved relieved.
I have a big adventure coming up this week. It's a work trip....with some sewing fun at the end. You'll see!