May 21, 2011
Friends, there are two kinds of men: ones who wear pajamas and ones who don't. I certainly don't want to reinforce stereotypes, but some men have pajamas written all over them.
And some don't.
I never thought I liked pajamas until I made my own. Now I don't want to get out of them.
For those arriving late to the pajama party, I made these short cotton pajamas out of three different soothing shades of seersucker: gray, lavender, and pale brown.
The pants, which I completed yesterday, have two front fly buttons (the pattern called for just one but I feel safer with two), and a waistband casing with a twill tape tie.
I've since replaced the twill tape, which felt flimsy, with wider, sturdier elastic, though the twill tape was a nice vintage touch.
Would my pattern, Simplicity 9956 from 1990, be considered vintage? I hope not, but maybe so. Anyway, pajama patterns haven't changed much over the last century and why should they?
You're probably wondering if I slept in my pajamas last night. Friends, I do think that crosses a line. You'll just have to decide for yourselves.
And so, the pajama game has ended.
I hope you'll open your heart to pajamas if you haven't already. They're really quite fun to make and even if they're never slept in, they're great for dress-up and let's not forget community theater.
Have a very Doris day, everybody!