Fabric: about 2m of craft cotton, gift from my mother last year to make pajama pants with
Notions: some 1″ wide elastic for the waist from my stash
Pattern: tracing around a pair I already own and love
Time to complete: 45 minutes
First worn: For these photos
Wear again? Oh yes
Make again? Yep, this is the second time this year I’ve made some
Bump: 20 weeks (half way!)
Total cost: free! (Thanks, mum!)
Have you seen the pajama party that’s happening all around the sewing interwebs this weekend? Lots of crazy girls, home made PJ’s, and good book recommendations. What’s not to love?!
Late last year, my mother bought me this fabric to make some pajamas with. I must admit to being very tempted to turn it into something else instead – after all, it’s got lots of cute images of girls putting on make up and the like, and even bits of gold on the fabric! But when Karen invited us all to a pajama party, it seemed like the dithering about whether to use this fabric for it’s intended purpose or not was settled – pajama pants were needed, so pajama pants it would become.
Construction was nice and easy – I simply traced around a pair of PJ pants I already own that are nice and comfy, stitched ’em up and overlocked ’em. Turned over the waistband and stitched it down just over 1″ from the top, then ran some 1″ wide elastic (nice and wide so it’s more comfy to wear) around the waist. And done!
I made them so they sit quite low on my hips so they’re nice and comfy under that ever-growing bump.
And really, aren’t those little pics of lovely ladies adorable? I feel I should be painting my nails or have my hair in curlers while wearing these. Maybe next weekend…..
As for the question Karen asked about what book I’m reading at the moment? Well, she’s caught me at a bad time with that one. You see, I love books. Perhaps a bit too much. I go through stages where I find it nearly impossible to put them down, which results in sleepless nights and a grumpy me. When I get to that point, I need to just avoid books for a couple of weeks until my willpower returns. After reading the entire Hunger Games trilogy in 4 days (weekdays, I might add) the other week, I’m banned from books for a few more days. So I’m pouring over old House and Garden magazines instead, looking for inspiration for a kitchen renovation. (Which leads me to a question of my own – anyone got any good tips on things that make kitchens awesome? All input welcome!)
When I am allowing myself to read books again, top of the list is “the Book Thief”, which has been sitting there staring at me for a while now. Maybe later this week, if I feel I can control myself…..
In the meantime, wanna come join me for a hot blackcurrant drink?