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!