Thursday, 24 November 2016

Christmas PJ set

  This month my Minerva make has an almost festive winter feel.

I have made two sets of the Fi Fi PJ set by Tilly and the Buttons for my friend's daughters (slim ones!) and I finally felt sure I wanted a pair myself. I LOVE making this pattern. It is so accurate and detailed with fabulous results every time. This has just come out of the wash but shows the fabric in all its glory.

I chose a botanical print from Minerva with a colour palette of festive green with red roses revealing little ivy motifs. It is a beautifully soft high quality cotton but unfortunately this pattern has sold out but there are designs. Fifi is a bit of a fabric pig because you have to cut on the bias but you can reduce this by using ready made satin bias binding in a colour you pick out from the print however, I just love making it.

As it is colder, I decided to make long bottoms using a combination of the patterned fabric at the ankle cuffs and some single jersey for comfort. I love my beautiful new set in my favourite colour. 

Happy Sewing! Love Jo xx


  1. They look amazing, I love the fabric.

  2. So pretty, Jo. The fabric is my favorite kind of print, small colorful flowers on dark background. It makes me think of the forest floor. Nice job!

  3. This looks gorgeous!I have only made one Fifi set so far but I felt the shorts were way too skimpy for me - this is a great idea to combine with longer PJ bottoms!

    1. I thought they would get right up my bum so the long ones work really well.

  4. Gorgeous gorgeous colours, love that green :)

  5. You chose beautiful fabric. Making longer bottoms with the main fabric around the ankles is a great idea. I bet they look and feel great on.

  6. It is good to know that you enjoy your sewing, encouraging to learn how you adjust patterns to suit your preferences...and I really like the color and pattern of the material, too. xx

  7. Lovely fabric choice and great idea using the detail at the ankle cuff.x

  8. Such a pretty set! You are so lucky to get all that lovely fabric and patterns given to you :)