Fifi summer PJs, aka Boudoir set

Hello my darlings, the word ‘Boudoir’ brings on a different writing style & makes me feel as if I should slow down, & maybe flutter my writing eyelashes at you.  Purrrrrrr….

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Here, for your perusal, are two sets of Fifi summer PJs- the latest from Tilly and the Buttons.  On Barbarella I should add, no way will you see modelling shots of these by yours truly.  As mentioned in the last post I was a tester and absolutely loved making summer PJs- the timing was just perfect & let’s just say that I could become addicted, and have been wearing them in constant rotation ever since I snipped the last threads.

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A caveat in that these are from the tester patterns and I am not aware of any of the changes that Tilly may have made as a result of feedback.  But they will give you a good idea I hope.  They are obviously made up of a cami style top with french knicker type shorts.  The top has gently  gathered bust cups and uses bias binding to finish much of the top edge and create the straps.  A beautiful detail.  The front is also cut on the bias with the back, princess seamed in three panels.

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So I used some fabric I bought from my local fabric shop years ago as a double act – thinking of using the two together ‘at some point’.  The smaller floral design fabric is possibly a little more stiff than the bigger print but just about handles the gathered cups – but I think you want a lovely soft fabric to make these- avoid starchy crafting cotton!!

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I made the second pair using a silk/cotton mix that I had also been saving for something small & pretty- underwear or sleepwear, so was very glad to be able to bring it into circulation.

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I bought some lace to decorate it and it was quite expensive, but worthy of the adornment it would provide.

 

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Raves about this pattern for me have to be the cups (so pretty!) but also the way the elastic is attached at the top of the shorts- neat !  There is no elastic threading, but a two step zig zag operation which is perhaps one of the reasons why this is classified as an intermediate pattern – requiring a little more sewing experience to make – sewing on the bias, French seams and working with bias binding, but you can bet Tilly provides full & comprehensive instructions if you want to extend your sewing.

I love wearing both of these sets.  I do not ‘lounge’ in them!  But I wear them to bed & am impressed by the way the cups fit around you & almost helps anchor the top to stop it swinging around too much.

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And of course they complement my very luxurious dressing gown perfectly …

PS Don’t forget the special offer for this week only to get Bettine and Fifi as a bundle. 🙂

20 thoughts on “Fifi summer PJs, aka Boudoir set

  1. Berte

    Absolutely lovely! Both of them are really, really nice (and I wish I could sleep in tops like that, but I need something that covers my shoulders. Our summers are not warm enough), but I’m rooting for the blue. SO ethereal and dreamy – perfect PJs!

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      The blue fabric is ethereal, thank you Berthe! It’s something I have been saving as the colours are so washed out they probably wouldn’t work for me on just anything. I love the lace too ?

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  2. PinhouseP

    Oh, they are lovely! Really love the blue set.
    Must be really comfy now in summer time 🙂 I need more “grown up undies”….
    Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      Oh you saying that about grown up undies really rings true for me too!! Considering how frequently things like pjs and other undies are worn, it’s surprising that we sped more effort on making dresses that might be useful only for the occasional do!! It really does feel lovely having some special ‘proper’ pjs. And seeing them always on the washing line, well worth the effort of making them. ?

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  3. Careymoonbeam

    I have been reading for months and have to finally chime in. I love that so many of your posts have something that makes me laugh out loud (purrrrrrr!). Thanks so much for all the time and effort in writing them! Very lovely PJs.

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  4. Gem

    Gorgeous! I love the bright floral version, so summery and pretty 🙂 My Fifi pattern arrived yesterday morning and I promptly went fabric shopping and was sleeping in it last night! soooo comfy! Gem x

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  5. Nathalie

    They are beautiful! seeing these beautiful pajamas made me realize that i could/ should sew my own. Or at least buy something more beautiful

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  6. Jennifer Hill

    Oo la la! Tres jolie!! Very tempted now I’ve seen these…wonder if the cami would work as a wear-it-out top too. Perhaps with a cordinating sewn bra in case it peeks. Tch, getting ahead of myself now! Jen

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      Hi Jennifer! I think the straps for the cami might not quite work with bra straps so if you were able to do something clever then why not?!…. I’m just loving them for getting some pretty zzzzzzzs !!

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      Hahaha!!! Well, I’m not so good at sewing for others to be honest, it’s taken me a couple of years tomake a dress for a friend, so probably just as well! I’d only disappoint 😉

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