This is another of my earliest projects – PJ pants!
I had an old favourite pair of PJ bottoms that were just perfect, but sadly completely disintegrating. So I unpicked the seams, used the fabric to trace a pattern and then used Didyoumakethat’s Pyjama Party Sewalong to figure out how to construct them. My old PJs had 4 pieces and it took quite a bit of fiddling to work out how the crotch went together. Yep, I’m that talented. And it was also really handy for things like elastic casing. I am a beginner after all. How lame.
So, I made not one, but two pairs.
I found this first fabric when I was looking for apron fabric, but sadly it clashed horribly with every other fabric in existence (the apron had a contrast section), so it was laid aside with much regret. But I loved it so much and couldn’t stop thinking about it (is this normal?) that I went back the next day and got some to make PJ pants. I wasn’t quite as sold on it this time, but sort of just figured that they’re pyjamas, it doesn’t matter if they’re hideous.
Also, it’s not possible to be sensible when taking your own photo in your pyjamas.
This next pair were made from the same “pattern” using a random floral cotton I found on the clearance rack for $2/m. I didn’t like it much, but figured the floral pattern was sleepwear-appropriate. And oddly enough I now like them considerably better than the first pair.
But I also needed a winter pair. This fabric was from a flannel sheet I bought from the op shop for about $6. It’s quite nice and I used so little of it I have enough left for another three pairs. Although I am considering making a dressing gown with this pattern that I found at the op shop for 50c. I originally thought it was a dressing gown, but it turns out it’s just a shapeless pastel jacket. I sort of figured that if I have to look that closely, it doesn’t matter.Back to the pants. I used Simplicity 9871, the easiest pattern in the universe. I got it during a Spotlight 50% off sale, so it was only $3.50 or so. And really, with only one pattern piece, I find that quite reasonable. There’s nothing like PJ pants to make you feel like a sewing genius. ;-)