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Twyla Tharp

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

PJs - Kwik Sew 3945

I'm just a bit late for the December Birthdays of my twin grand-nieces, Molly and Hannah.  I decided that age 10 was an appropriate age for fancy lounging pajamas.  The only pattern I could find that had lots of variations for cuffs, pockets and collars was Kwik Sew 3945.  So, here they are....

I must say Kwik Sew is not my favorite pattern company, as cute as this pattern is.  They call for 1/4 inch seam allowances which I would never use on a grown up garment, but for pajamas it worked out fine as I serged all seams.  It also does not call for a back facing.  The side facings go as for as the shoulder seams and are tacked down.  I did this as I was in a bit of a hurry, but next time I would definitely draft a back facing.  It doesn't take that much time and I think it is a more polished look. 
It also called for finishing the cuff prior to stitching the entire leg length, then stitching the leg and tacking down the seam at the bottom.  This made no sense to me.  I stitched the entire leg without folding up the cuff, then folded the cuff to cover the seam allowance where it attached to the rest of the leg and topstitched --  much better looking.  It was, however, a bit bulky where the all serged edges met -- next time I don't think I will serge the cuff side seam but will only stitch it and press the seam open since that seam will be completely closed once the cuff is folded and topstitched. 

So, they are ready for delivery.  Since they live a long distance away, I can only hold my breath and hope they fit!!

Slan

3 comments:

  1. So, so cute! I love your fabric choices. I agree with your assessment of 1/4 inch SAs.

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  2. They are so precious. Lucky little girls :)

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  3. Very cute! The colours look so fresh and spring-y together :)

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