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Quick Hot Weather PJs

I used to complain about being hot in the summer growing up...a lot. My mom always told me that when I pay the electric bill, I can keep the house as cool as I wanted. I'm all grown up now and my house is COLD all summer. Still, there's that transition time in April, May and some parts of June where the outside temperature is only in the 60s and low 70s, but my house... my house will be 80+ even with the windows open. I don't know why, it must be witchcraft or something because it certainly doesn't retain heat in the winter. In any case, those are the days when I need Hot Weather PJs, so I took a quick detour this week and whipped up a set!

It started with the leftover fabric from my Marigold Blouse and the free City Gym Shorts pattern from Purl Soho. These things only take a tiny amount of fabric, and are super easy to put together. My hips measured was at the top of one size, so I made the next larger, and I'm glad I did. They are a bit loose, and the leg openings are wide. I don't want to be constricted when I'm tossing and turning in bed. The width of my fabric was a couple inches short for the waistband, so I chose to add a little stripe of my binding fabric at the CB. Makes it easy to see which side is the front!

For the tank top to match, I pulled out an old UFO. This Tiny Pocket Tank from Grainline Studio has been buried in my Box of Broken Dreams for about a year or so. 

The whole thing was put together; it just needed the edges bound. I found the binding too... it had been cut only an inch wide, which made it difficult to work with, and likely the reason I tossed it in the box. I have better skills this year, so I took my time and finished it. Spray starch, a little tape on my machine's throat plate (to keep the fabric from getting sucked into the bobbin case when stitching super narrow seams), and hand basting resulted in some beautiful edge work.

I'm rather satisfied with how the whole thing turned out. I've got plenty of ideas now for some additional sets and I'm curious to find out how the shorts would work a size smaller and in some stretchy jeggings scraps I have.

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