Minerva and The Cat’s Pyjamas

Coming in today with a Minerva project - full disclosure, I did receive this fabric for free in exchange for making and sharing. But look at these cats, can you blame me ;)

The pattern I used for this project was the McCalls 'Easy M6659' - I think this is actually now out of print - my bad - I found it in the stash and was trying to be good at using what I had.That being said the Carolyn Pyjamas are incredibly similar (and also a lot better in my opinion) and the shirt is very similar to Helen's Closet Gilbert Top. 

If you want to read my full write up you can find that here on the Minerva site. I like how you can see what people have made from the fabric, it's handy for seeing how it looks in real lighting and on real bodies.

In summary these PJs are a size 20 (35 waist and 47 hips) and fit just fine. I was expecting them to be huge knowing how previous Big 4 patterns have some crazy super-ease built in, but no!

There is a back dart in the shirt but I omitted that - I don't want to wear a fitted suit to bed. 

I tried a bit of piping to make the colours pop and love the effect of this!

The Pjs came together quite well but I wouldn't call them 'easy' as the pattern implies! The collar and facing situation was a little challenging and not everything lined up perfectly inside. 

That being said - I'm happy with my make and some fresh spring feel PJ's are just the think for the changing weather and to get out of joggers and jumpers!

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