Yesterday, I went through my closet and gathered everything up that might have been worn even once and washed it all. I wanted to make sure that everything in my closet was clean before I left on my holiday. Since I hang almost all of my clothes to dry rather than use the dryer, there's laundry hanging all over the house - on the railing, the towel bars, over the bathtub, across the backs of the dining room chairs, everywhere. Too funny.
For our cruise, I wanted some light weight, easy to dry, pajamas. I also wanted to test a few t-shirt patterns so I made another set of matchy-matchy pajamas with a wearable muslin as the top.
It's Butterick 5925 - one of Katherine Tilton's designs. The first time, I tried the twisted collar in a contrasting white with black dots only I found the collar too chunky and since I needed to cut a larger size, I changed it the next time. I also left off the twist on the pockets.
My size is between sizes so I went down one only it was going to be way too tight so I re-cut the sides from the sleeves and the sleeves from the front and back and cut out a new front and back in a larger size. That worked.
With both the pants and top in this fabric, it's a lot of dots but the pajamas are very comfortable and should work great for our trip. I liked the simplicity of this top's design and although there's a fair amount of hip ease, I think it could be fun to play with. I'll try it again.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - a weeded garden and a clean fridge