Pyjama top? I Don’t Think So!


It is true, that this is a pyjama pattern. But, since I make my own clothes, I decide what fabric to use and how to wear it.

The pattern is KwickSew #3553, which I got with issue 10 of SewNow magazine. The sample in the magazine gave me the idea to make the top as a shirt.

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This make was dictated by my fabric a butterfly viscose, I got from my local Abakhan store. I had to have it! I pretty much did the same as the first time I made the top part of the pattern, which I blogged about here.

Most of the construction took place on the overlocker. Perfect seams while finishing them ,all at the same time.

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I used the sewing machine to do the hems, finish the collar on the neckline and add the buttonholes.

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Like I said, it’s a very simple make. Which in turn lets the fabric be the star on the show.

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I think I’ll be wearing a lot of this shirt as the weather gets warmer.

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As the fabric is the Diva, I’ll end up wearing it with jeans most of the time.

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As the top is not fitted in any way, so I’ll wear the shirt tucked in. My frame does not suit boxy outfits. Usually, I have to make sure my waist is emphasised, otherwise,  I look like a box.

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Here, I was doing the same styling as in the magazine. A simple non-fitted shirt doesn’t look too good untucked in, it is a pyjama top after all. And, having it all tucked in, is quite predictable. Hence, me messing about for the pictures.

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I still have a small piece left, which I am thinking of using to make a camisole. Do you have any favourite patterns? Please let me know in the comments or on my social media accounts. Thank you in advance for your suggestions.

6 thoughts on “Pyjama top? I Don’t Think So!

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  1. I love the print and your style for the shirt. What about an Ogden Cami with your left over fabric? It’s a great scrap buster pattern. 😊

  2. Fabulous fabric! And great blouse! I actually just did this for my daughter with the Closet Case Files PJ Top Pattern- no piping, dropped the shoulders, widened the mid section a bit and shortened the length, and made a short cuffed sleeve for a blouse she wore to Disneyland. Those were all HER required changes! But it worked! 😀 I think she would love yours and looks like less hacking! 😀

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