Our challengers completed Round Four in our Super Online Sewing Match! We have just one round to go to determine who will win the Grand Prize Package, a Janome Skyline S5 Sewing Machine and the Janome 1110DX Pro Serger!
How will our judges ever decide who to eliminate at this stage in the match? These ladies are playing to win! Click on each link to see more photos and to learn more about the sewists’ process in this round. Each of these pajama sets are beautiful. Be sure to look for more photos because the inside seam finishes of these pajamas are impeccable; everything is well done to the last seam.
Our judges will take a look over the weekend and we’ll bring you their decision on Monday, when we’ll also announce the Round Five FINAL Challenge. What do you think? Who will progress to the final round?!
We hope you’re playing along in the Community Match. You can sew any top, dress, pajamas or bag for a chance to WIN.
Leah from Sew Spoiled
- “I have to admit the top gave me a few challenges, especially during the notched collar part. Again, I was so glad that I made it twice; practice makes perfect. Heather from Closet Case Files wrote a wonderful blog post about the notched collar and lapel installation, [and] this was a tremendous help. I used three pressure feet: an open toe foot for stitching in the ditch, a zipper foot for the piping and my standard foot. The only changes I made to the pattern was adding piping to the pockets of my shorts and pants. I also added ribbon to the top pocket and above the faux fly.”
Teresa Behr from Dandelion Drift
- “I made a couple additions to the bottoms. I love how Kelli of True Bias finishes the waistband in her Hudson Pant pattern (with topstitching on the elastic waistband), so I added that feature to my pants. I also added little bar tacks at the bottom of each pocket (on the side seams), you know, just in case I’m carrying anything heavy in these pajama pockets! These pajama bottoms are truly the most comfortable pajamas I have ever worn!
- I’m particularly proud of my buttons on this top. The last time I sewed buttons on rayon, I didn’t get the correct amount of interfacing to use and the buttonholes puckered. These buttonholes came out perfectly. I practiced a bit on some scrap fabric first to make sure I had the right amount of interfacing underneath the buttonholes!”
Barbara from Zibergirl Sews
- “With the leftover fabric, I made a casual tank top to go with the Carolyn Pajamas. I used the Ella Top by Leila Patterns. I faced the neckline and armholes with the leftover bias strips not used for piping, and made the back yoke from the pajama fabric. Now, I have options for hot or cold weather and for dressing casual or classic!
- Even though I’ve been sewing since the age of 12, there’s always something new to learn like making piping and then sewing it in, choosing the right fabric for the right pattern, and learning about the history of the classic pajamas. It’s all a very enjoyable and rewarding experience for me!”
Shannon from Adventures of a Young Seamstress
- “Technology issues aside, I really enjoyed this round of the Super Online Sewing Match, the Carolyn Pajamas by Closet Case Patterns. I really loved the pattern as-is, so unlike other rounds, there wasn’t anything I really wanted to change. Instead, I focused on construction – I underlined everything and used the underlining to finish the seams, I replaced nearly all the topstitching with hand sewing, I made my buttonholes by hand, and I added covered buttons to match the piping. The result is a couple of the most well made garments I’ve ever finished! It’s almost a shame that they’re just pajamas… Although I should point out that there’s something very indulgent about making pajamas this nice!”
Round Four of the Super Online Sewing Match is sponsored by Sew Modern, a hip fabric and sewing haven in Los Angeles featuring the latest designer fabrics, classes for kids & adults and a Gammil Vision 18-8 longarm quilting machine available for rent. The online shop features all of the great fabrics they carry in store. Be sure to check out the SALE section! They also carry every color of Robert Kaufman’s Kona cotton solids.