July 18, 2014

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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.

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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.

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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.

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* 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.


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  • Reply Kristi July 18, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    I’ve had my eye on this pattern too. What a great fabric combination!

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  • Reply Heather July 18, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    These are gorgeous! I do that with bias tape too – I’m so lazy, but I agree it’s probably worth the effort to make your own.

  • Reply Nicole July 18, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Lovely pajamas! They look so perfect for the summer heat–add that to the list of patterns I MUST make!

  • Reply Charlotte July 18, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    These look fantastic – I fancy trying an Alder dress & now I’m tempted to get the Lakeside PJs pattern too

  • Reply Stacia July 18, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    What cute and comfy looking pjs! I’m sorry the bias tape didn’t turn out to be very soft. The contrast looks amazing!

  • Reply kristin July 19, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    ohhhh these are great! i really need to get that lakeside pattern and sew it up. the shorts look super comfy and i love the back detail on the tank.

  • Reply Lisette July 19, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    I love your version, thanks for posting it! I’ve only ever seen it on girls with tiny busts, so I have been hesitant to make it.

  • Reply Bec Stitches July 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    eep super cute:)

  • Reply Suzanne July 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Making bias tape is such a pain, isn’t it? But yes, so worth it.

  • Reply Clio July 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    What a great reward to yourself for all the hard work you’ve put in on the Hudsons! The green looks fantastic even if the quality isn’t what you’d want.

    • Reply True Bias July 22, 2014 at 11:37 AM

      thanks clio. yeah i needed to sew something for me that wasnt a hudson pant. its been awhile.

  • Reply Samantha July 22, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    I buy my bias tape from http://www.farmhousefabrics.com whenever they have something I like and/or fits an upcoming project. It’s a good balance between making it yourself and using the stiff stuff from the stores.

    • Reply True Bias July 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM

      thank you so much for the recommendation. ive never heard of that before.

  • Reply Ginger July 22, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Stop being so cute!!! This set is adorable on you! I really like the green contrast with the blue. I’ve definitely kicked myself for using store-bought bias tape time after time. I hate making it myself but the results are just so much better!

    • Reply True Bias July 22, 2014 at 11:33 AM

      thanks Sonja. im glad i am not the only one.

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    Did you make any adjustments to this pattern?

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