Captain America: Winter PJs

This project was finished a while ago, but I haven’t had much time to do a write-up post.  And since it was commissioned as a gift I wanted to make sure there was plenty of time between the delivery and posting to avoid spoilers.  I haven’t really heard how well the gift went over… It’s been a crazy few months so far this year.  I think these PJs turned out pretty cute in any case – especially considering I made them as a garment copy, without a pattern or instructions, and sort of made things up as I went along.

Cap PJs!  The fabric is from Michael Levine in LA,
and the patch was bought on Etsy.
I made special effort to match the plaid on the side seams.
And plaid matching on the bum.  I’ve been watching the
third season of The Great British Sewing Bee, and, while
there are many, many other issues they could pick on,
I think even Patrick would be pleased with my plaid matching here.
I even added pockets, because pockets are awesome.
A button fly, which, I will point out, I’ve never made before,
and I made up my procedure as I went along.  So I was
pretty happy when it turned out somewhat functional.

And that’s about it as far as this project goes.  It was a bit slapdash, but, I think it turned out ok in the end.

On a slightly related, but somewhat meandering tangent – I feel as though I’ve been neglecting the blog a bit.  I’m behind on writing up my book reviews, and I am itching to actually post more sewing related posts to my sewing blog (I know, what a concept).  But most (all) of my sewing right now is commission work, and I don’t typically post that here.  I just finished a skating costume that required the application of over 5,000 individual rhinestones.  It took forever, but I was quite pleased with the result (and so was my client), so I suppose all is well in the end?  In any case, I’ve been sewing, but this is the only project that I’ve felt comfortable posting about in quite a while.  That combined with work, skating, and the online #WhoClass I’m taking, not to mention general life stuff of eating and sleeping, has made me a bit less active on the blog.  With the skating season ramping up, things are likely to only get more hectic over the next few months, so I don’t expect to be posting as much as I would like.  I’m back at the point where I am just trying to get through August.

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7 thoughts on “Captain America: Winter PJs

  1. That plaid matching is a work of true love and I admire your skills! Plus that PJs look so d*nm comfy and warm I might steal them from your butt if you are not looking 😉

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  2. I've made men's skating pants with pockets (hidden on the inside) by request before. Haven't heard that request for a girl's costume yet though. Hmmmm…. Though I always think about awkward falls and not wanting anything in pockets anyway.

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  3. We're thinking tissues–usually we stuff a few in legwarmers off ice but on ice that's a bit iffy if it falls out. I've also heard of tucking them in sleeves but folded tissues would fall out and bunched up ones would look odd. Alas #skaterprobs 🙂

    xo Ariana & Ximena

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