Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A toasty fire, a nightcap, warm tartan and a kitten....

OR the ingredients for a perfect winter's evening...


I made David matching pj's and a nightcap to keep his head toasty in the frigid Scottish winter:


You may remember that I made myself the same PJs last October/November.  I took an old pair of PJ bottoms from each of us and used them as a pattern for our new PJs:


These were pretty easy to sew together except for the bottom of one of David's pant legs that I cut slightly off grain.  The waistband is basic elastic casing for both of our PJs.

For the nightcap, I copied an existing nightcap that David has--but it is basically two triangles sewn together into a point at the end.


There is elastic but only in the back of the nightcap to keep it on.  I had to play a lot with this to get the tension just right (didn't want to cut off the circulation and make it too tight and didn't want to make it too loose!)  After many fittings, we got the perfect fit! 


I'm all for making cosy treats for winter!

26 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness is there room for another little one by that fire? It looks so cosy!

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  2. Oh and i love the jammies and the matching nightcap is darling

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  3. Awwwww your kitten is so cute! Did you just get him/her? Looks a lot like Bean did when he was a kitten. :) 

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  4. Gorgeous PJ's Debi, they look so toasty.  I love the fact that David had an existing nightcap! x

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  5. Your cat is a seat stealer like mine! :)

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  6. How cosy this all looks, can I come round now?!!

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  7. I think that's the first time I've ever seen anyone wear a real nightcap! It certainly does look toasty. Also, I temporarily forgot that David was your husband and thought that you made PJs for the kitten. 

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  8. And perhaps there is a lovely tarten-lined wool robe in David's future? I love men in robes.

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  9. Awwww. So cute, such perfect PJs to cozy by a warm fire. :)

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  10. Oh, that nightcap is lovely! Making a tartan PJs was great idea, looks warm and comfy.

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  11. So cosy! I love the nightcap!

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  12. Too fun! I love the cap, what a great job with the elastic, still working on that myself. We have a wood burner too, they are wonderful

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  13. Very cute! I've never worn a nightcap; it's good to see one in use - definitely more stylish than a beanie :-)

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  14. Oh, when I first read "nightcap" I was thinking you meant a cocktail!  Haha!  I guess that's one of my ingredients for a perfect night!

    Love the pj's.  And I'm so impressed he let you post photos in his pajamas.  What a man!

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  15. Yum! I'm so jealous of your cozy winter's evening. It's 81 degrees in Houston and the air conditioner is going to cost me...and it's February!

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  16. You two are so cute! I love your matching tartan jammies and David's cozy nightcap.  And the kitten? Adorable!!

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  17. TOO ABSOLUTELY HEARTACHINGLY ADRABLE!!!

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  18. It's humid and raining and hot and muggy and ghastly here, the idea of a frigid winter sounds utterly divine!! Lucky we re not in our actual hometown though, where the weather is cooler and fresher :)
    Love the jimjams :)

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  19. How lovely!  This is so cosy and warm, makes me want a cup of cocoa.  Hooray for practical sewing!  And Tartan!

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  20. Hahahaha that night cap is the cutest! I want one. And a kitty. I'd like one of those too. 

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  21. A nightcap! That's too cute.

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  22. What a stylish way to keep your noggin warm! I'm glad y'all are staying cozy during the tag end of winter.

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  23. That's both cute and funny, love it!!

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  24. Love it!  Great idea to make the matching nightcap.  I am so envious of your cosy fire and sweet kitten!

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  25. What a lovely scenario. Not sure what I'm more impressed by... the lashings of tartan, the inclination to rustle up such fabulousness ... or the fact that David already had an existing nightcap! BTW have just nominated you for the Sunshine Award http://ooobop.com/2012/02/25/two-awards-in-one-week/ ... your blog name is so apt! x

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  26. I feel cozy just looking at these pictures!! 

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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