Friday, March 06, 2009

Pink Pajamas and A Scarf


All Pajama Photos

I finished the second pair of pajamas, this one for me. I used a cotton batik-type fabric and hot pink thread for the details. I used a scalloped feather stitch on both sides of the buttonholes on the placket, which I think is kind of fun.



The pockets on the pants are the little gathered patch pockets from the
Marfy cape I made last winter.
The pockets were the reason I loved that pattern, and I immediately thought of them when I needed pockets.


I did a very fast label by doing alphabet stitching on grosgrain ribbon. Not the best base, but it was the perfect color. I stitched it onto the right side of the placket just below the last button.



The color was very hard to photograph accurately for some reason, but in the photo below with the scarf, it's about as true as any of them.


Scarf Photos

The gray scarf is what I began as a sample for my hand-rolled-hem demonstration. It's a crinkled chiffon and I used silk thread to stitch the hem. It's about 40" square, and I'm thinking of selling it at the Mu Phi Fundraiser this fall since it's really not my color. I have about 2 yards of the fabric left, and thought a blouse with the scarf would be fun, but I am wondering why I chose this color. I guess it was good that I had no qualms in cutting up some of it for practice squares for the demonstration attendees.

19 comments:

kbenco said...

I love the details, how pretty your pjs are with the scallop stitching, gathered pockets and personal label.

Sarah said...

Hi Liana, I don't know that I comment often enough for you to know me, but I LOVE the button placket detail, and the pattern on the scarf! I like reading about your techniques, and wanted to pop in!

Rhoto said...

What PRETTY pjs!! (I'd be inclined to lounge in them all day, sipping a cuppa and reading a good book...) Comfy!
Warm greetings,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

stillpatrice said...

i love your label! What kind of machine do you use to embroider ribbon? if you dont mind sharing :)

*back into lurkdom I go*

Rachel said...

Those are so pretty. I want to get my own sewing labels. I think it is neat that you dated them.

paco peralta said...

Liana .- the pajamas is great. and the divine shawl. If you want to sell, I am sure we will have many admirers.

greetings, Paco

Mary Beth said...

Very cute (Not ridiculous) this fabric is perfect for PJs.

Birgitte said...

How cute and the details are fab- you'll be getting your beauty sleep in style for sure!

Summerset said...

Pretty! A very clever pocket, too and perfect for the feminine pjs.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Only you could think of a way to make pjs couture! :) I love the attention you give to every garment whether it is for wearing out and about or just lounging at home...very inspiring!

ACorgiHouse said...

Just perfect, personalized pj's! And that's all the p's I can muster! I love the embroidered label, I've meant to try making labels for eons, never did it. This might push me, I just love it. K

gwensews said...

Your pj's are right up there with the designer brands and their huge price tags!

If you don't like the color of your scarf, are there any painting techniques you would enjoy doing to it? Paintsticks or fabric paint perhaps?

Anne e le manine d'oro said...

Liana, your PJ's look so comfortable. I agree with you, those pockets are adorable. I had not see you Marfy cape, what a beauty as well. As for getting the right colour, if you do not want to invest time in using Photoshop, taking your picture in a room full of light but with no direct sun will help. For example a room oriented North with big windows and neutral colours on the wall should help you. Also if you are to close from your fabric, your camera might not be able to take the proper information.

Mardel said...

Pretty, pretty PJs and I love the pockets. I love the embroidered label. That might be thing that gets my embroidery module back out of storage.

Marty's Little Corner said...

Cute jammies and I love the pocket. I will definitely remember your label. Plan to work with my embroidery unit tomorrow so might make some for my projects. Thanks for the idea.

AMJ said...

I love the embroidery. That just makes those pajamas! Lovely colors you've chosen. I'm inspired by your cape to get the Marfy catalogue.

Pamela Erny said...

Absolutely lovely!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I love your pj's. The fabric is so very nice and the details make them even more special!
What pattern did you use?

Liana said...

Thank you everyone! I must say, I'm really enjoying them.

Ann, I didn't really use a particular pattern. I copied a camp shirt for the top, and a pair of RTW PJ pants for the pants. Click Here for my PR review for more details.