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Agnes PJs Kit

A super stylish, comfortable and relaxed fit set, November's Sewing Society Kit contains everything you need to make the Paper Theory Agnes Pyjamas.

The Agnes Pyjama Set is a relaxed fit loungewear set featuring a shirt with a 'grown-on' dolman sleeve, patch pockets and flat convertible/camp style collar along with a simple elasticated waist trouser that sits on the high on the natural waistline and can be made into shorts.

The pyjamas are pretty simple and fast to sew as each trouser leg has no side seam and is cut out as one piece. The shirt is also fairly simple as the sleeve and bodice is just a front and back piece, so there is no sleeve to insert. The real joy in this make comes from adding extra elements and challenges using the gorgeous checked double gauze fabric included in this kit.

Opt for large or small scale checks, or mix and match between the two. The top tips video that comes with this kit will show you how to add a contrast cuff/facing to the hem of the trousers and the shirt, to add another design detail that doesn't come as standard with the pattern. It also explains how to add in a waistband drawstring giving a lovely additional detail to the trousers.

If you have ever wanted to master check matching this kit is a great introduction as the construction itself is straight forward, it will give you the head space you need to tackle those checks! Not sure you are ready for all of that yet? Don't worry, just use the smaller scale check, which is small enough not to need pattern matched and you will still end up with a gorgeous PJ set!

We have chosen four stunning colours of this 100% cotton double gauze gingham fabric : red, ochre, navy and pale green.

This fabric is double sided, with one side featuring large checks and the other smaller scale checks in a classic gingham style. It is two fine layers of loose weave fabric, invisible stitched together, so the fabric feels soft and light weight. With the double layer of fabric it traps air and still feels comforting and cosy to wear.

This pattern is available in UK sizes 6-28.

The bust measurement range is 31"-56", waist measurement range is 24"-47" and hip measurement range is 34"-57".

  • The A0 PDF digital file for the Paper Theory Agnes PJs pattern in ALL sizes. The link to the PDF instruction booklet and A0 PDF files will be contained in your order confirmation email and are available to access when logged into the g&g website.
  • A0 print out of the Paper Theory Agnes PJs pattern in ALL sizes.
  • 5.2m of the main fabric (as described above) - This is enough to make any size of the pattern with full length trousers*
  • 1 reel of matching Gutermann sew all thread
  • Lightweight iron on interfacing
  • Prym Sewing Machine Needles
  • 5 15mm shell buttons for the shirt
  • 1.2m of 32mm/1.25" elastic
  • 'Me Made' Sew in woven labels
  • A physical print out of the instruction booklet will NOT be included. You can view the instruction booklet on your device at home, print it out at home, or add the 'printed pattern instructions' product (see link below) to your order and we will print it for you.

*Due to the size and shape of the pattern pieces in this design, the fabric will need to be cut out on the single layer and it makes the pattern quite 'fabric hungry'. For this reason it may seem like there is a lot of fabric included in the kit (5.2m) - but we have worked out the simplest and optimal cutting layout to allow you to get the full set cut out. However, if you opt for the shorts version, there would be enough to make two pairs of shorts and one shirt.

Alongside the purchase of this kit you will receive access to a series of THREE of Lauren's exclusive YouTube videos to be used alongside the pattern instructions.

She shares her hints and tips getting a really lovely finish on your garment including working with double gauze fabric, how to match checks and cut out accurately on grain, how to add an additional waist line drawstring and contrast sleeve and hem facing/cuff, how to sew a neat collar, how to mark buttonholes, how to reinforce seams with top stitching, how to sew a French Seam and much more!

The 3 videos have over 55 minutes of footage, sectioned out with time stamps/chapters for easy reference and navigation.

The link to the video will be contained in your order confirmation email along with the pdf files, please please file this safely for future reference. You can also access the video links and PDF files when logged into the website.

This pattern is aimed at advanced beginners.

The construction itself is fairly simple, with the collar and lapel being the trickiest part. The main challenge of this make would be choosing to match the checks on the shirt, which is optional and can be made easier by choosing to have the smaller checks outward facing.

To complete this project successfully you'll need a regular sewing machine along with Lauren's essential recommended sewing tools.

An Overlocker is useful for finishing off the seam allowances but is not essential. Due to the loose weave of the fabric, it can fray more than other types of cotton fabric and therefore if you don't have an overlocker it is recommended to use a French seam finish.

If you would like a printed copy of the instructions sent out with your kit, in addition to the PDF copy that you will receive, please see the related products below and add it to your cart as a separate product.

Your kit will be wrapped in tissue and beautifully presented in recyclable packaging.

This kit is available for immediate dispatch.

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