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« on: September 04, 2004 03:48:24 PM »

So I was trying to find some halfway decent bolster pillowcases at Target, to make the arms of the sofa/twin-sized platform bed I just made myself.  Bolsters must be out, cause they only had a few and they were ugly. 

But there's a happy ending to the story.  I was cruising past the PJ department, and there, on clearance, was a pair of XL light blue PJ bottoms, with little ruffles sewn down the outer seam of the leg.  I was inspired.  I swung through shoes and picked up some blue shoelaces.  Then I stopped off at the fabric store, and picked up two bags of queen-sized rolled up quilt batting.

This is how I put them together.  I cut off the legs just under the crotch.  I slid the plastic a little way off the roll of batting, but so that the batting was still all covered in plastic.  This is important, because the batting stick to fabirc and it's hard to slide it in otherwise.  I slid the roll into one of the pant legs, then when it was positioned how I wanted it, I slid the plastic out.  I gathered the excess at each end and tied it off with a half a shoelace.  Repeated this with the other side.  The pants are just the right size for the roll of batting, which has more structure and keeps it's shape better than the cheapy-loose-polyfill bolster available at the store.  I used knit jammies, but woven cotton would probably work too, or linen pant. 

With the top of the pants, I cut out the crotch so that the bottom was even all the way around.  Then I cut slits in the waistband and ran a third shoelace through, to tighten it up a bit, and now I have a super loose and comfy swimsuit coverup skirt, too.  Yay.

Sorry I don't have pictures, but no camera here. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2004 11:06:09 AM »

What an inspired idea! I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for the inspiration Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2004 05:50:21 PM »

very crafty. love the recon section Smiley how did you deal with the pants fraying?
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