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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Pattern Testing - Sew Me Wear Me Pyjamas

I was accepted recently to be a pattern tester for a new PDF sewing pattern company - Sew Me Wear Me. I was asked to test their pyjama pattern, which was great as I was needing to make a new pair of jammies for Logan who seems to have shot up like a beanstalk recently. The pattern is a classic pair of pyjamas, which has elasticated-waist bottoms and a top with options for long and short sleeves and also a few optional applique designs too.

The pattern is downloaded and printed like any other PDF pattern and was quick and simple to do. I cut a size 4 (As Logan is 4 years old) and went about gathering my supplies.

The pattern has woven bottoms and a jersey top and I happened to have the perfect fabrics in my stash. I bought the bushed cotton which I chose for the bottoms from The Material Girl Horbury on facebook. I *think* it's Michael Miller and I got it from one of the sale albums for £5 a metre! The mustard jersey is from Fabworks and is my favourite colour of all time. I don't think they have any in stock anymore but that was only £3 a metre.

The instructions were simple and easy to follow, and the construction techniques straight forward. I managed to sew these up in about an hour and that included the dinosaur applique on the tshirt (my first ever attempt at applique!).

Logan really loves his new pyjamas and they fit really well. I could have perhaps chosen a size 5 for the trousers as Lo does have long legs, but that would be a choice on my part and not an issue with the pattern drafting at all.

As soon as I finished sewing them up Logan wanted to try them on and dance around whilst I took some photos. He really loves them, and so do I. I love the mix of woven bottoms and the knit top. I can see myself making Logan and Rori some more pairs up to see them through the winter. I think I'll also use the top pattern to sew them up some simple tshirts and long-sleeve tops too to layer up in the colder months.

So to conclude, a really simple and easy pattern to sew, with a lot of scope to personalise how you wish - a great basic pattern that anyone who sews for children should have in their pattern library!








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