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!