I bought some jersey, it was in the sale, I need some long sleeved pyjamas, I am getting cold at night now.
It was all going well and then I used some contrast jersey for the neck binding because I didn't have enough of the stripy one to get the full neck length. Look what happened to the neck?
I did not stretch the binding enough and so it was too slack. I unpicked it, did it again and took photos for a quick tutorial so that it doesn't happen to you.
Stitch the neck binding into a full circle. (Ignore the fact that mine has a join in the centre front, I still needed to squeeze the piece out of the grey!) fold it into quarters and mark the quarters with chalk or pins. Pin the neck binding to the centre, centre back and two shoulder seams using the marks you have made. Now stretch the fabric as you pin it to the neckline between these points. It seems a harsh stretch but it will be fine.
I sew my neck binding so that the seam appears on the outside. Then I fold the binding over and top stitch with the right side facing me, then I know exactly what the outside finish will look like.
Ahh! much better.
I made the stripes on the sleeves horizontal for a real pyjama look. The pattern is Autumn Mood which I made as a tunic with short sleeves and pockets but here it is the same pattern pieces but long sleeved and short with a curve on the bottom.
yawn.... bit tired and all cosy but it is time for the school run. Better get a scoot on and change into my clothes. I'm starting to get stuck into my Autumn handmade wardrobe now.
Wakey! Wakey! Jo xxxxx