hemlock tee + lakeside pj shorts

After a teeny break while I figured out how to motivate myself to sew when it’s cold in my house, I’m happily back on the wagon and making all. the. things.

First up is this comfy cozy outfit, both of which are patterns by Grainline Studio.

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Up top is the Hemlock Tee, a free pattern when you sign up for the Grainline newsletter. A boxy long-sleeve with drop shoulders, it’s a super easy sew. I’ve had this pattern printed for a long time, but I made this for the first time last month and this is my second version. I shortened the length by ~3″, narrowed the sleeves by 1″ total, and added cuffs. I also added a split hem!

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The fabric is a soft sweater knit I picked up from Fleishman Fabrics, my local shop that I stalk on the weekends (since it’s closed by the time I get home from work). Until semi-recently I didn’t really think about sewing sweaters, and in the last month I made this and a Driftless Cardigan, both of which are getting a lot wear! Just tryna get by, one comfy outfit at a time.

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I also made these cutie pj shorts! They’re part of the Lakeside Pajama pattern, also by Grainline. I’ve only made the bottoms so far (in the summer I made this pair, which I wore all the time) and I reaaaally love the bias binding along the hem.

Also DUH I am obsessed with this fabric. It’s the Moon Phase print from the Moon Garden collection by Rae Ritchie for Dear Stella, and in case you’re wondering YES I do happen to love everything she creates. Rae’s collections are on cotton shirting which is lovely for quilting and just as lovely for garments (particularly ones that don’t require too much drape). It’s a bit finer than quilting cotton and soft!

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I’m trying to remember any particular sewing details with these pajama shorts but I’m pretty sure I just made them as-is, with no alterations. I did go up a few sizes because I’d noticed other versions out in the interwebz looking a little fitted? I wanted these guys to be loose and, you guessed it, comfy.

That’s all I’ve got for tonight, but I will be back soon with another new garment! Until then, here’s a photo where I’m pretending to be sleepy, which is really not hard for me to do since it’s a state I’m in quite frequently. Thanks, as always, to my Artistic Director for his guidance during our photo shoot.

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