Pajama pants. An introduction to the basic pant.

17 Sep

A while back I bought the sewaholic pants pattern and was boldly excited to sew myself up some trousers. I made muslin and omitted pattern pieces that didn’t matter to fit and tried to do a muslin. I got lost. It was backwards from what I had learned before and having to skip over sections to only sew the fit of the pant wasn’t working. So I took a break to start the many holiday and birthday projects instead. I’m so glad I did!
My sister in law requested some pj pants. {She’s a pregnant stay home mom of twenty-month old twins} So I found a pattern that I thought would work for her now and post baby.

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I used a thinner soft flannel that I had in my stash {thanks mom!}. It’s white, so I figured we could dye it if she cares enough to, but really she just wants to be comfortable while at home.
I learned some things with this project. I put in side pockets for the first time!

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I constructed a back pocket and sewed that on as well, using techniques at the top to strength the seam attaching it.

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I learned when I need to finish my edges in advance when it comes to pockets as well. I also learned that I don’t have a single safety pin in my house and it’s hard to thread elastic into clinging without one!

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I’m not sure if she wants a cord as well as the elastic {like the pattern calls for}, but I didn’t want to put one in without a safety pin, so it’s just elastic for now. I don’t have a buttonhole foot for my machine, so I wasn’t sure exactly the process. There seemed to be a diagram showing me which side of the buttonhole I was currently on, but then I couldn’t make it go to the next side without just doing it manually. *mental note, look that up for my machine*

It’s funny how a simple and fast project like this can teach me so much! That’s the joy of sewing, truly.

I also got some beautiful knit fabric to sew with in the future, it’s looking like a winter full of sewing projects, and I am pumped!

What season do you sew the most in?

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8 Responses to “Pajama pants. An introduction to the basic pant.”

  1. sewbusylizzy September 17, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    Great job, I’ve been thinking about making my own PJs. So many things to sew…

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    • sew20something September 18, 2012 at 11:38 am #

      Yea, I think I’ll whip up some for myself here soon!

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      • sewbusylizzy September 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

        What’s up with your Thurlows?

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      • sew20something September 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

        They are still on the way .. just postponed. Christmas and birthday gifts take over these next couple months:)

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  2. craftmyescape September 18, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    Did they take you long to make? I really want to sew some pjs for a present for someone, but I’ve never attempted any form of trouser before.

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    • sew20something September 18, 2012 at 11:38 am #

      It’s a fast project for sure! I think it took me an hour total. I say go for it!

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  3. Cul de Sac September 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Lookin’ good! Aren’t we proud of ourselves when we are finished with a project that taught us new skills?! I know i am 🙂

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