Thursday, June 18, 2009

I meant to do that? Pajama Bloomers!

Just wanted you to know what really happen when I went to cut out the the PJ pants for this project. So many times I get crazy ideas in my head and they never seem to go the way I plan them to. That is usually when I learn something new. I chose a directional print for this project and I had only 2 yards! Oops! Big mistake, right, when I went to cut the pattern shape out I saw that in order to do it like the book half of my pants would have the fabric print going upside down. That is when I thought it was a lost cause, no jammies for me. Sitting back for a while I figured out a solution to the problem! I cut the 2 yards in half and cut out each panel (2-front and 2-back) placing the top of the template as close to the edge as possible. Then folding the template pant leg up to make capri length pajamas. I followed most of the directions in the book except I made a 1" wide casing for the ribbon. I also used my button foot to make holes for the ribbon to thread through. However, I learned a new way to make a hole in the casing when I made the cute draw string bag but if you want to learn that trick you really should read the book, Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross.
So you see, I meant to do that ;)
Happy Sewing!
Leah

3 comments:

Adria said...

My daughter loves to wear her pajams inside out or backwards. Theres no reason for them to be perfect just to sleep in. All Spring Break she wears pjs!!

Sew Spoiled said...

That is awesome! I am thinking about being like your little one this summer and hang out in pjs!! Coffee, pjs, blogging, and sewing, these are some of my favorite things!:)

Leigh said...

You are amazing. Boo loved her pj's and took them with her to camp this week. It was the first thing she packed. What a wonderfully talented woman you are. Thank you for your wonderful "sew spoiled" self.