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Seriously I made these pajamas 2 months ago. For a hot minute I thought about pretending that I made them for the pajama party last weekend and faking all of you out. But then my conscious got the best of me. These pajamas are crazy and my life is crazy right now and I'm crazy for not posting them yet.

I think this is maybe the first vintage pattern I bought on Etsy. Back in the days where I just bought the pattern because it was cute and didn't pay a lick of attention to the size. Luckily, the sewing gods were smiling on me because this one turned out to be the right size out of sheer luck because I sure as heck didn't care back then. It's an adorable pattern and it's slightly Asian inspired and I love the idea of vintagey, slightly dressy pjs since my natural urge is to wear really hideous vintage polyester nightgowns to bed.

By the way, the pants call for a side zipper closure! In pajamas! What the what? If you think I'm intentionally sleeping in a zipper you've lost your mind. I decided to flat measure the pants to make sure they had a little give, then fold over the top and put in an elastic waist. Here's how that went pre-elastic...



Yikes. They were huge, both in height and width. I basically chopped about 4 inches off the top and then added elastic which seemed to work out alright...

Here's how they turned out. I added flat black piping which turned out imperfect but pretty cute. The fabric is a Asian lantern print flannel from JoAnns. It jumped out at me from the pj flannel aisle and screamed "make those vintage Asian-ish pjs with me!" So I did.





Close up of the print/piping. PS They're crazy comfy and I've been wearing the pants with a tank top quite often lately (it's a little warm in Texas these days for full-on flannel).


So the craziness in my life is due to the fact that the fiance just accepted a job which will take him to Ohio for at least 3 but possibly 7 months. Oh and he leaves in 1.5 weeks. So although I am participating in Me Made May, please excuse me if I'm a little slow on posts for the first 2ish weeks. We're busy packing his stuff and packing our stomachs with yummy Mexican food since I'm pretty sure Ohio is a little lacking in that area...

Happy Wednesday loves!

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Amanda
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May 2, 2012 at 5:02 PM delete

These look super comfy and adorable! I really like the piping- it makes pockets stand out :D

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gingermakes
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May 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM delete

Oh, these are cute! Great job!

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Sarah C
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Sarah C
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May 2, 2012 at 9:38 PM delete

I love the print! So fun! I don't wear crazy prints like that day to day. However, all of my pj's are just like this!

On a side note, where in Ohio? I live within a reasonable driving distance to the Dayton and Cincy area.

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Macska
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May 3, 2012 at 3:31 AM delete

Oh those a super cute! I love the piping trim - it really sets off the fabric print wonderfully. :-)

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Meg the Grand
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May 3, 2012 at 8:46 AM delete

Those are super cute PJs! And FYI: You are totally right about Ohio lacking Mexican food - not nearly as good as the dishes I've eaten in Texas (and I lived in Ohio for 25 years!)

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Rebecca
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May 3, 2012 at 1:03 PM delete

Awesome PJs! That fabric was destined to become those pajamas. :]

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Jill
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May 6, 2012 at 7:07 AM delete

Hi! Great pjs! I've just been given a Liebster blogger award and I'm passing it on to you! There's more info on my blog.

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