When Karen announced her Pyjama Party Sewalong I selflessly thought, “Great, a chance to finally do something nice for the boyfriend"! You see, he really hates my
saggy comfy PJ bottoms. In fact, they depress him so much that a curfew has been imposed and I'm not allowed to wear them before 9pm. Which may sound reasonable to you guys, but I could truly live in my PJ bottoms given half a chance.
Anyway, I thought I'd pick out a sexy, smooth fabric that he would find irresistible. But sometimes my taste in prints is questionable and I'm afraid this make turned out fugly as sin!!! My fabric choice – cotton viscose - is a buttery soft dream against my skin and my PJ bottoms look harmless and unassuming all folded up on my pillow...
...but coupled with a mismatched cardigan, it's astonishing how much I resemble The Dude (Jeff Bridges) in The Big Lebowski!
Seriously, which one's which?!?
But surely the boyfriend can't hate these babies as much my other pair can he?!? I only wish you could have seen his face during my big reveal. He was speechless for a while before asking me if I was going to combat or planning a trip to the jungle. I explained my intentions which he patiently listened to and simply asked, “What sane person wastes their time on fabric that looks like tie-dyed sick?”. I'm wondering exactly the same thing myself...they are truly hideous! Karen, is it possible to enter your Ugly Amnesty a second time - I think these PJ bottoms totally meet the criteria, don't you?
Luckily, Simplicity 2116, coupled with Karen's expert sew along, was a ridiculously easy project, so I'm determined to make amends sometime soon. For now, here's a couple more photos for you to enjoy, as this will be the last time you see these PJ bottoms on this here blog...EVER!
Settle down tiger and read a book (I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith if you're interested)
To see much nicer PJ's, make sure you check out Karen's blog post and the comments left on it!