Raccoons, raccoons, raccoons. Raccoons everywhere! I love them. To my mind, they are slightly sassy lady raccoons. Out for a good time. In a forest of maracas.
Have you ever sewn with fabric that has faces? Lots of faces? I don’t have a lot of experience in this particular field, there were the lilo ladies but they didn’t fret me anywhere near as much as these nocturnal naughties. I did not want to cut up or sew through anyone’s face. Or anyone’s tail come to that. Any road, with 1.90 meters of narrowness and a brutal attitude to the truncation of tails and the bifurcation of faces I fashioned a PJ top and some sleep shorts.
I could fit the left over fabric into the teeny-tiny top pocket that you can’t see because of all the furry, sassy faces.
Talking of tops, this top is Pajama Top 12/2014 #133 which was free in the BurdaStyle Advent Calendar (new to me, loved it!)
1, 2, 3 pockets in the front and my first ever attempt at piping. A nice finishing touch but goodness I found it fiddly.
Back vent. Drafty!
As fer the sleep shorts. They are Darcy Boxer Shorts, another freebie pattern. I am a pursuer of PDFs, a paper-piecer a… nah I’m all alliterated out.
I chose to make the fly front faux rather than functional.
A little thing that I did notice whilst magic taping these together:
Burda Top – 36 sheets of A4 paper. One side of A4 cutting and sewing instructions. Not a full side either and not a diagram or illustration to be found.
Darcy Boxers – 13 sheets of A4 paper, 5 sides of sewing instructions, diagrams and all.
To end. Pixelated phone photos of me in me jim-jams and a HUGE thank you to Anne for hosting Jungle January!
12 thoughts on “My jungle also has raccoons”
They are super sassy & cool! Love the orange piping too. Hope those raccoons aren’t too restless in the night! 😃
What else would you were at night but raccoons! Very cute!
What adorable pajamas! Great job.
Love the cheeky little racoons. And the orange piping. Super. Very nice indeed.
They are cheeky aren’t they! And, thank you.
They’re very cute, love the orange piping too.