Pattern Review : Sweet Dreams pyjama pants by Make it Perfect

I've had this ladies pyjama pants pattern on my 'to make' list for a while now. Here's what I thought.

Sweet Dreams by Make it Perfect is a paper pattern that I would consider to be of a beginners level.  The only step some novice sewers may have trouble is doing the two button holes for the satin ribbon & elastic but you could easily eliminate this step but just adding waistband elastic to a casing and attaching the ribbon for tying at the front for a feature only. Actually, this is probably something I will do next time.

The sizing was perfect.  I was lucky to have measurements that were very close to a size provided so no adjustments were necessary.  I'm roughly 5 ft 6" and the length was very close (maybe just a tad to long if anything).  This pattern includes sizes XS through to XL. 

I've promised myself that I would use fabric that I have in my stash before purchasing anymore so I didn't have any contrasting fabric for the trims that matched. But by adding some of the satin ribbon trim, it gave a nice decorative feature. The contrasting trim doubles as a hem.

My only whine (and it is a very small one) is that I needed to trace the pattern as it is copied onto front and back of pattern pieces.  When I do finally get a moment to sew for myself, I would prefer not having to spend time tracing the pattern, also it's another supply you need to have available. Beginner sewers may not have this readily available. It doesn't state this on the pattern cover or back.

Overall the pants fit perfect.  The instructions are clear enough and all pieces & seams matched well.     
It could very easily be adjusted to make some very cute boxer style shorts for summer.  I will never need to buy pj pants again as I know it will work well in a range of fabric including flannel. 

Pattern is available in The Haby Goddess online store.

1 comment:

Beach Vintage said...

Beginners? Thats me!