Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Pretty PJ Pants

Hey, you can never have too many PJ's, right?

And since I already have the KA pattern (see linen pants in previous post) fitted & the construction is so simple...I whipped out a new pair from a soft cotton batiste (pale mint with hot pink dots) to take on my trip. Leaving tomorrow to take 20 students to Little Rock. (Need snazzy jammies just in case I'm doing recon in the hotel hallways in the middle of the night.)

Minor changes to the original pattern...I used lingerie elastic in the waistband instead of a drawstring. I also eliminated the hem by substituting a wide lace trim. First I lay the lace at the bottom of the pant leg and zigzag in place at the top of the lace. I used a fairly wide (4.0) zigzag. You can see I didn't use pins, but feel free to pin it in place for more stability!


When I got all the way around the leg, I overlapped the (folding the cut edge under) and finished the zigzag:


and turned and stitched down the fold to the bottom:


Then I trimmed the fabric from behind the lace. Not too close, since this will be a raw edge (it's just jammies after all). I used pinkers.


You can also turn back your raw fabric edge & press (onto the zigzag) and then re-stitch to reinforce the seam. I use this method when doing heirloom lace application and I've never had lace come apart at a seam!

Voila! New jammies:


Closeup of pretty hem:


I'm in a panic about Easter. I don't know where my head has been, but I've been thinking I have 2 or 3 weeks. NOPE. It's less than 2 weeks away and I haven't even started on Lu's dress. Not to mention I don't have a thing to wear either. Phooey.

I'll be back Saturday (very late). Hopefully I'll whip out something else wonderful Sunday when I get home.

Now Go! Make a new pair of PJ's!

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3 comments:

  1. I love those new pj bottoms, makes me want to sew a pair up myself!

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  2. They're so comfy too :D And I didn't have to chase anyone back to their hotel room, but would have looked GREAT doing so, LOL.

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  3. Oh I like that little polka dot fabric! Very cute.

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