I have had this fabric in my possession for a while – it was a purchase from the charity shop I used to work in. And it was always going to end up as a matching pyjama set.
With the current heat and humidity in the UK, a lightweight option was needed in my wardrobe. The shorts are a pattern copied from some favourite John Lewis pyjamas and the camisole is a free download from here. This make would have been essentially cost-free, if it wasn’t for the addition of lace trim. The shorts have an elasticated waistband, which I chose to fit me at my natural waist but in hindsight, hip height would be more comfortable. The camisole was the first use of teeny, tiny rouleau straps, which were attached with a little handsewing. The camisole has a racer back – a detail that I wasn’t sure about but has since won me over. The camisole has a loose enough fit to be able to get it on and off with ease, although there’s a little bit of gaping. Maybe I should add some subtle darting or cut it on the bias next time. I have another charity shop fabric find to experiment with.