1st up lets meet the karate/curtains/kung-fu/chintz pair. I really am not sure what I was thinking when I made this top. I did originally buy the fabric for a nightie or pyjamas but then decided to make a kimono top. Its kind of ok and it did get worn out once - the day I made it of course. But the sleeves are huge and show your bra and the print whilst very pretty and a lovely soft voile is really not my style and, well, doesn't go so well with the design. Its pattern 121 from Burda Style 06/11.
Back to plan A. Bra showing is obviously no longer an issue if I'm not wearing one! I had more of the same fabric and trim so enter a PJ bottom pattern from Burda 12/2007 (which incidentally has a much better looking kimono style top). I have sepia-ed up these pics as it was all a bit harsh with the night time flash photography. You can see the real colours in the last pic below.
this one when I was pregnant, (in fact I notice I posted about it 2 days before giving birth!) It kind of worked ok for that although really the material was not drapey enough. I tried cutting off the frilly sleeves to improve it and thought about shortening it but it didn't seem worth the effort. Its one major merit was its extreme comfort (and of course its downside in that it looks a bit like a sack) so pyjamas it became. I used the same pattern.
Karen, her pyjama party gave me the push to finally do it. Two otherwise unloved items are now earning their keep.