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    PJ dilemma

    Buyer's remorse? After hunting for these "sewing print" target special pj's and wearing them three nites I've have been faced with this strange thing. The buttons do not stay in the buttonholes! And it's not that the top is not snug..they just unbutton from tossing/ turning during the nite. I'm really an nightgown person, but the few pjs I do have are pull over head top--- so I'm thinking should I just sew the top closed up the front and have buttons there as deco..there's enough room for head to come thru opening. My DDH, who always wore men's button top pjs never had his buttons undo by themselves.....
    anyone else experiencing this?

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    Sounds as if the button holes are just too big, you can shorten them by taking needle & thread ( or use small zigzag on machine) and stitching at each end to make them shorter. Easy fix.
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    I like a pullover PJ so I'd probably just sew it shut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    Sounds as if the button holes are just too big, you can shorten them by taking needle & thread ( or use small zigzag on machine) and stitching at each end to make them shorter. Easy fix.
    Yes, as, I did think if that..or larger buttons too! I'll try the easy fix first, then see what happens

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    I don't know why button holes aren't put in horizontal instead of vertical. With vertical they always pull out or gap.

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    I'd make the button holes smaller. Then go from there.
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    Would you hand stitch the buttonholes so they would be smaller??
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    I would just hand stitch both ends of the buttonholes to make them smaller and tighter around the button.
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    *** 1. shorten the button holes
    *** 2. change to larger buttons
    *** 3. sew the top shut
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    I ALWAYS sew up the front of my button-up pajamas!! Before I even wear them. Never even occurs to me not to, hahaha!
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    Don't wear any, problem solved.........


    Hand sewing the button holes small would be my suggestion.
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    T - Shirts for me....no PJ's! Does sound like the buttons are too small, or the button holes are too big.

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    That happens to me too. I just sew it up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    Don't wear any, problem solved.........


    Hand sewing the button holes small would be my suggestion.
    have done that too!

    have tacked both ends so now the buttons are snug. But, since this is a jersey-type knit, I'm sure they will stretch out again...then will just sew up the front as Jan does?
    Last edited by Geri B; 02-29-2016 at 05:42 AM.

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    Just sew the buttonholes closed a little to make them smaller.

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    That is usually the second thing I do with button PJ's. Wash and shrink them first. I usually leave the top button unsewn, if it is too small to fit over my head. Even the most expensive do not stay buttoned for me.

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    I buy pull over the head pj. I got fed up of always having to do something to button or buttonholes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    Buyer's remorse? After hunting for these "sewing print" target special pj's and wearing them three nites I've have been faced with this strange thing. The buttons do not stay in the buttonholes! And it's not that the top is not snug..they just unbutton from tossing/ turning during the nite. I'm really an nightgown person, but the few pjs I do have are pull over head top--- so I'm thinking should I just sew the top closed up the front and have buttons there as deco..there's enough room for head to come thru opening. My DDH, who always wore men's button top pjs never had his buttons undo by themselves.....
    anyone else experiencing this?
    I also don't wear PJ but needed to for a hospital stay. And I had the same problem. I am not big busted in any way, shape or form. I stitched that closed after I got home and love the difference. No worrying about accidentally "flashing" company LOL. So, you have my blessings, stitch away!!
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    [QUOTE=Chasing Hawk;7479548]Don't wear any, problem solved......... /QUOTE]

    Girl after my own heart! I have hated for years the way bedclothes of any kind pull against my 100% cotton sheets(flannel in winter) and wrap me like a mummy. Much better rest without any.....which makes sleep studies and hospital stays a bit of a pain!!

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    I bought mine last yr but they are still in the take up pile. It sounds like to me that they didn't stablize the fabric behind where the button holes are and the fabric does have some stretch to it. I'm glad to find the out, I may put some stabilizer in it or even take up the button holes a little. I have lots of button up pj shirts and never had this problem. Something to consider when I get around to sizing them to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    Don't wear any, problem solved.........


    Hand sewing the button holes small would be my suggestion.
    My thoughts exactly!

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