I’ve been wanting to make up some of Grainline’s Lakeside PJ’s for awhile now. Mostly because I love everything she makes. Also because it is crazy muggy and hot in NYC right now and we don’t have central air. Yuck.
When Caroline of Sew Caroline contacted me about trying out some of her new fabric from her Gleeful line I knew that this would be the perfect project. I hadn’t ever worked with voile from Art Gallery Fabrics before, but I can honestly say that it’s beautiful and soft and high quality. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy voile from them again.
Like all of Grainline’s patterns the Lakeside PJ’s went together seamlessly. She has a really clever way of sewing the shorts together and attaching the tape. It’s simple and fast to sew up and fit perfectly.
My only regret is that I didn’t take the time to make my own bias tape. It takes 7 yds of bias tape and I really didn’t want to make it. Instead I bought some in the garment district hoping that it would be better quality, only to be disappointed. It is a beautiful color and I love the contrast, but it’s not soft at all. These pjs will still get tons of wear, but next time – and there will be a next time – I will make my own bias tape for sure. It’s definitely worth the effort. Take it from me.
* disclaimer – The fabric for this post was provided by Art Gallery Fabrics as part of the Gleeful Blog Hop. As always the opinions expressed in this post are my own.