Thursday, 6 August 2015

Fifi Pyjamas


I'm a bit slow to be blogging about this, but I wanted to share with you my version of the Fifi pyjama pattern, a recent release by Tilly and the Buttons. Along with a number of other sewers, I was asked if I would be able to test the Fifi and Bettine patterns when they were in development. Initially, I naively thought 'd have time to do both, but in reality I didn't so was asked to focus my attentions on Fifi. 


As you can see, Fifi comprises of a pretty vest top and shorts, both to be made in a fine woven fabric. The vest top features pleated cups at the bust, a bias finish around the top edge that forms the straps, and a delicately curved hem. I'm not sure what to say about the shorts, other than they are small!  The version of the pattern I made was obviously the beta version, but it came out pretty damn nice. There were, of course, a couple of tweaks I felt needed to be made (that's the point of having testers, after all), and I have yet to try the final version of the pattern, so I shall comment on it no further. 

My Fifi jammies were made from some pink ditsy floral print faux-Liberty lawn. I tried on the set to assess the fit, and the fabric managed to make me look both pasty AND blotchy! The fabric was the only thing suitable in my stash, and seeing as I feel the cold a lot anyway, I've decided to give this set to a friend who lives somewhere much hotter than I do. I've already seen some really lovely Fifis popping up on blogs (like Jenna's amazing shirt refashioned version) and Instagram. I'm quite new to the IG game, and can be found at @sozoblog over there, BTW. If I ever book myself a holiday to somewhere super toasty, I'll be sure to whip up another set of Fifi's. Hmm, I wonder what they look like in nautical colours, perhaps with a little anchor button where the bow is positioned! 

7 comments:

Rebecca Burnett said...

These are really cute. I've seen such pretty versions of this pattern. On my wishlist :) Sorry to hear they didn't suit you. A nautical version sounds fabulous though!

Jane said...

I think the set looks lovely Zoe, the fabric's so pretty. I'm currently on holiday in very sunny Spain and have been getting my money's worth from my Fifi set, they're perfect for lounging around during siesta time! I think your friend from warmer climes will appreciate them! x

Mother of Reinvention said...

Wow, those shorts are small. I would feel a little self-conscious wandering about in them. Would be great for the hot weather though. Lovely fabric and beautifully made. Xx

char said...

Oh, these are such a cute pattern but I'm not sure whether I'd wear them - the shorts are probably too short for my liking.

EmeraldErin said...

Love your fabric choice! It's so cute. But pjs are definitely all about the comfort- doesn't matter how cute if they're not cozy enough! I'm sure your friend will love them :)

Vicky said...

You made a beautiful set and the pattern is adorable, but I think you'd have to be a Victoria's Secret model to get away with those shorts and a spaghetti strap triangle cup woven bodice. Would make a nice honeymoon set!

Birgit said...

Cute! Those really seem perfect for summer!

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