Happy April!!! Fun fact about me – I loathe April Fool’s Day. It just seems like an excuse for people to throw unfunny lies around under the guise of “jokes”. Rarely, a company will create an April Fool’s prank that’s semi-humorous, but usually it’s just cringe-inducing. I also don’t enjoy pranks or roasts, so there’s gotta be a common thread for this type of entertainment that just turns me off. I mentioned all that because I’m so thankful for this month’s new Seamwork patterns! No pranks, no jokes – just cozy pajama pieces that I can lounge around in. Introducing Cal – a knit pajama set featuring a racer-back tank top and faux fly boxer shorts. The member bonus creates petal wrap shorts. The same day I received these patterns, Girl Charlee had a huge sale on their sweater knits. In addition to some other fabrics, I picked up these soft hacci striped knits. I LOVE these pajamas! They are insanely comfortable and keep me cool while I sleep.
For the yellow set, I made Cal with a few adjustments. I omitted the buttons, lengthened the tank by three inches, and narrowed the arm holes by an inch. The fabric I used has 55% stretch, so I could probably narrow the arms even more. In fact, I probably could’ve sized the entire set down a few sizes, but I’m digging this slouchy, slightly oversized look. I think this tank would make an excellent nightgown if lengthened a few more inches.
For the red set, I made Cal with the bonus petal shorts. I omitted the bar tacks on the shorts and left the edges raw. I’m really digging these unfinished hems. Because I used knits, I didn’t have to worry about fraying. These petal shorts are PERFECTION! Even without the bar tacks to provide extra coverage, I was never afraid of flashing cheeks. The Cal bonus shorts are officially my go-to pattern for knits. I see a lot of shorts in my future, so I hope y’all are ready for these thighs! This is a pretty easy pattern to make, but if you’re interested, Seamwork is offering a free video sewalong for Cal. Click here for more info!
Pajamas are such a forgotten part of my wardrobe. I know that I’ve often thrown on an old band or charity t-shirt to sleep in – sexy, I know. Now with these cute pajama sets, I can use my old tees for their intended purposes – to wear while cleaning and working out.