Pj’s – The Rosalind

the rosalind pj'sLast year I found this pattern for PJ’s at the Knitting & Stitching show in Ally Pally.  I have had it awaiting in a little pile of ‘would like to make’ patterns and when I saw a cute giant spot fabric in the sale at John Lewis, decided that it was just the fun fabric needed.  The pattern is printed out on good quality paper, is very well written and explained.  There are 2 styles included with the pattern and I chose the style without turn ups.

The Rosalind PJ'sAlso didn’t include piping, although my next pair PJ’s will do – yep loved this pattern and have decided to make a version with shorts rather than full leg pj trousers.  The trouser has pockets set into the side seam, perfect for lounging in and are roomy and ever so comfortable.

Rosalind PJ'sIts easy and quick to make, thought tana lawn would be lovely for summer weight pj’s and the monster loves brushed cotton for winter.

the rosalind PJ'sI made these at work, just to help I did use a water erasable pen to mark the back pieces – as I do get a little distracted.  Have found using one of these pens very useful and have now started using one at home.  Made marking the button-hole positions very easy and no need to unpick tacking stuck in seams and stitches, works really well for darts too.

rosalind pj'sFound some lovely mother of pearl buttons and they have a subtle pinkish sheen.  Can see this pattern being very well used. Do you have a pattern that you love and would recommend?