Now as expert as that sounds, I did follow the instructions from Emma's Make it Perfect pj's, and I also based them on a pair that I already have, but still, this is an achievement!! As I was a bit unsure I chose fabric I already had in the stash, and that I wouldn't be too upset over if they didn't work out.
I will make some changes for the next pair (I'm sure I'll need another pair, and have just the material for it!), but overall I'm very happy. I just need to find a long sleeve white tee, hopefully with buttons for easy breastfeeding, and then the set will be perfect. I did think I'd take them in to hospital with me, but have since decided that it would be wonderful to have a nice new pair of pj's to wear when I come home.
I suspect that things are about to go very quiet on the sewing front. I have exactly two weeks before I'm scheduled to go to hospital, and with a 2 year old and a new baby I'm not sure exactly how much sewing time I'll have, if any (I'd bet on the later!). I still have a long list though, and I'm hoping that I will just have a short break, and come back a little slower than I've started the year. And that's OK - I have actually surprised myself with the amount I've already done this year. And that feels quite good!