2 September 2009
Lucy seems to be wearing a lot of size-too-small things to bed now so I thought some new pj's (or 'jammies', a word so naff it's cool) were well due. It's still nippy here at night, and I'm not keen on those big flannelette numbers with screeds of excess fabric just itching to catch alight by the heater or fire (I'm such a parent now!). In Winter I personally like to wear fine knit leggings to bed, as I utterly despise fabric bunching up when I am on to my umpteenth rollover. I sew 2" deep binding at the hem to ensure they don't ride up too. Do women (either sleeping alone or in long-term relationships) really maintain seductive sleepwear? Do I need to lift my game? (Is it a case of "if you have to ask"....)
Anyway, I found Lotta Jansdotta's printing book at the library the other day (though my Lena Corwin book sitting on the bookshelf would have been just as good) and thought I'd put a simple print on the front of Lucy's new pj's (sewn in a cotton/angora blend, lovely lovely fabric). We chose the simple egg print (there's a bunch of stencils at the back of the book), and Lucy wanted them in pink. A bit wobbly but I think it lends itself to the washed out print colour. Though now I have managed to source some freezer paper (very difficult to find here, but success came at a quilting shop in Onehunga - email me if you'd like the details) and this would do it to perfection.
Lucy likes the longer length of the top (I suggested cropping it a little - "no thankyou"), a bit like a slouchy tee I guess. I think she resembles a snow bunny wearing them with her boots.
So we're all happy campers now. Though no doubt Spring will suddenly arrive and we'll be stripping off the layers...