Level: Intermediate 

Size Range: size UK 6 – 20 

Size 6 (Bust 81cm, Waist 61cm, Hips 85cm)  

Size 20 (Bust 116cm, Waist 96cm, Hips 120cm) 


This month, for our Women’s Complete Dressmaking Kit, I have chosen the glorious Piccadilly Pyjamas by Nina Lee. These pyjamas are the perfect combination of fancy and comfortable. Who doesn’t need at least one pair of stylish pjs for that perfect getaway or to read the papers in on a Sunday morning?  A real treat, quite frankly they are that comfortable you could spend all day in them!  


The paper pattern included in this Complete Dressmaking Kit has 2 variations, version one consists of pretty pj shorts and a cap-sleeve shirt or while version 2 has cropped trousers and a shirt with ¾ quarter length sleeves, or you could do as we did and do the top from one option and the bottom from the other, such a versatile pattern.  


These pyjamas have great design details. The waistband houses elastic at the back and ribbon at the front. The chic top has a mandarin collar, is fastened with buttons and has two cute patch pockets. The contrast binding adds another lovely touch and it is these little extra details that make these pyjamas special. The fluidity in this fabric allows ease of movement and hangs beautifully, creating pyjamas that are smart, lightweight, luxurious and bang on trend.  


I have chosen to create this complete dressmaking kit in two colour ways of the same patterned fabric as I loved the design so much. One colourway is Claret based and the other French Navy, both are made using a Pima Cotton Lawn along with contrasting folded bias binding for the hems.  


This make is for an adventurous beginner who wants to push themselves or a nice project for an intermediate sewer. The complete project can be sewn a regular sewing machine. 


Fabric: 100% Pima Cotton Lawn 140cm wide 

  • Care instructions: please wash before use on a gentle cycle with a colour run sheet to catch any excess dye and to allow for any shrinkage. 


This fabulous dressmaking kit contains:  

  • Paper Pattern and instructions by Nina Lee 

  • 3.5m Prima Cotton Lawn of your colour choice (from the two colourways listed) 

  • 5m x 2.5cm contrast bias binding 

  • 71cm x 2.5cm wide elastic 

  • 1.3m x ribbon 

  • 2 x matching Gutermann Sew All Thread, (one for main body the other for the bias binding) 

  • 1 x packet of universal sewing machine needles 

  • 0.6m lightweight iron on interfacing 

  • 6 x 12mm buttons 

  • 1 x fabric label – the perfect finishing touch for your top. 

Women’s Complete Dressmaking Kit: The Piccadilly Pyjamas by Nina Lee