Friday, 25 December 2015

Minerva Pj's

Well hello there! Happy Christmas! My Minerva post this month has landed on Christmas day and isn't that clever because I made a Christmas present for my Bloke with my fabric this month.

In fact I made two pairs of Pyjama bottoms - his and hers. Mine were from some Minerva cotton leftovers from my tartan summer dress this Summer and his were from a beautiful brushed cotton from my choice this month.

I have had the pattern for Yeeeaaarrs. I picked it up in a bargain bin at a haberdashery in Shrewsbury in the 90's! I have never used it but the shorts and trousers looked just the right.

I stamped a little label for the bottom for my bloke.

If you are looking to make PJ bottoms then this blue fabric is the cotton for you - soft, brushed and cosy. 

 These short ones are so comfy and light, a great way to use up some leftovers. I added a bit of cotton crochet lace to make them look more like ladies PJ shorts. 

Do you get dressed straight away on Christmas day or do you lounge around in your pyjamas for a bit first?

Happy Christmas! Jo xxxxxx


  1. Happy Christmas to you, too! The pj bottoms look fab. I am just trying to work out how to use my super duper brand-new overlocker! It is a good day. I hope you are enjoying your Christmas, too. xx

  2. Merry Christmas to all of you! I love these pajamas. My husband wears flannel pajama pants to bed with a t-shirt in the winter. I can't get used to pants in bed but shorts I could probably do...

  3. A wonderful gift for your husband.
    Merry Christmas!

  4. They look fab u lous Merry Christmas
    Clare xx

  5. You are clever, Jo, these are great. Hope you're having a very cheerful holiday.

  6. Oooo both styles look comfy! I like your labels, too. We had a happy quiet celebration yesterday, but three of my five grand girls have barky coughs/colds :( I hope you and yours are well and happy! xx

  7. Lovely pjs, and it's great that you make your own labels!
    I hope you had a fun Christmas, and that the weather is being kind to you in your part of the world!
    Barbara xx

  8. I admire your labels very much! I suppose it is worn with a great gratitude and thankfulness toward a lovely sewer! (tailor?) Happy New Year, everybody!

  9. Hi Jo,
    Boy am I glad I happened across your blog. Lots of super cool things
    being created here. I am interested in where you got the stamp from
    to make that groovy Hand stitched with love tag? It's awesome!!! Such
    a lovely way to send love.
    Cheers, Anita.