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« on: November 18, 2006 02:19:25 PM »

my boyfriend has requested a pair of footie PJ's for Christmas, i think he really really wants some b/c he even offered to buy the fabric and just have me make them for him randomly.  so far i have no idea how to begin i may
  • check out little kid ones for an idea of what the parts look like
  • buy flannel 2 piece PJ's and hook them together and buy another pants or shirt and use that fabric for the feet!
if have any other ideas or tips for starting (especially feet tips) i would love you forever!!!
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tamagotchi
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2006 03:02:21 PM »

I don't know if I can really help you with this, since it's been a while since I saw a pair of footie pajamas.  but I would also love to know how to make them!

I think maybe I'd start by tracing your boyfriend on a giant sheet of butcher paper or something like that and then using that as a starting point for cutting out the pieces.  The big problem I see is that (as far as I can remember) footie pajamas don't have any horizontal seams.  so the pieces actually go all the way from neck to foot.  am I right about this?
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2006 12:46:18 AM »

Perhaps if you buy a pattern for pj's, and graft the top and bottom together, continuing the front opening of the top into the bottoms to create a fly type opening. I think that this method might result in an end product that is too big around the middle though, with the only way to fix this to use a material with a slight stretch rather than a woven. This would mean that you could shrink down the elasticised waist on most pj patterns, and make the top a little more fitted.

For the feet part, perhaps take a gander over on the board to get an idea of what the shape needed to cover the feet looks like. Again though, in order to be smooth the joining between pant cuff and foot bits would need to be fairly fitted.

Please show if you decide to go ahead with it.
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kathcummings
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2006 12:52:57 AM »

Maybe you could find a pattern somewhere for a union suit (the kind with buttons down the front and a butt flap!) and add feet.
That's really cute, by the way, that he wants those.
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2006 01:17:07 AM »

There is a pattern for the bunny suit from "A Christmas Story" which could easily be made into jammies, and it comes in adult sizes! I don't remember the number but I'm pretty sure its still in the pattern books.
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2006 03:28:07 AM »

make the pants in 3 pieces.
1 for the back and 2 for the front. lengthen the pieces so they are to the floor plus some ease. curve fo over he foot and add a ovalish square footshaped piece underneath.

i'd draw pictures but tinypic hates me right now.
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