January is a bleak month, the decorations have come down and the post Christmas diets have started, some have even signed up for a Dry January. So one of the things I really look forward to while waiting for the evenings to get lighter is to schlep around in my PJ’s.
This is why we have decided to dedicate January to All Things Pyjamas.
The word Pyjama is derived from the Hindi word paejama, which means “leg covering”. Men began wearing them around 1870’s on returning from the colonies and they became increasingly fashionable as elegant evening attire. By the 1920’s Coco Chanel had made them de rigeur for women in sophisticated silk satins and simple cotton for beach holidays. And to be honest they have never seemed to go out of fashion.
Pyjamas are an essential element to a Winter wardrobe and a necessity in colder climates. I leave mine on the radiator so that when I get home from work they are toasty warm and ready to pop on while I cook dinner. Personally I prefer a traditional Pyjama Shirt with mine but my daughter likes to wear a T shirt or camisole with hers.
Either way the goal is comfort! You may like to read our blog on Staying Warm Skandi Style to get into the spirit of Hygge January.
There is also 25% off our Rosalind Pyjama Pattern for the whole of January so you can whip up a pair of PJ’s as quick as you like.
We will also be sharing tutorials and pattern hacks with you so you can make the most of your PJ’s and indulge in the warm and comforting embrace of a pair of handmade Pyjamas.
Have a look at the Clean Finish Binding Tutorial we’ve used on the Peaseblossom if you fancy making a different top for your PJ’s
Happy New Year Sewing!