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Caine
« on: May 27, 2008 12:50:20 PM »



My poor old pj's are threadbare and my daughter needs nighties ... so I put on my craftster sleeping cap and came up with this. Pretty sloppy job, consider this my muslin ... the second pair is my favorite and now that i have a method, i will make them more carefully. used almost every scrap of my XL jammies, quite stretched and huge from carrying me through two pregnancies!

It took almost no time and even if I hemmed the bottom and was a but more careful, it would be a cinch. It cost exactly what the thread and electricity would have cost.

Whatcha think?

Here is a drawing of where each part comes from since the pictures are not so clear -- you cut the inseam and then cut the trouser legs off equidistant between the hem and the crotch. then you cut triangles from that fabric -- to fill the skirt and make the sleeves. the only other cut is a small slit to shorten the elastic (save the elastic for the sleeves)


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Padester
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008 02:58:34 PM »

Cute!  Great recon.
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Caine
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008 03:11:15 PM »

thank you!
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KitschyCoo
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008 02:29:09 PM »

Great job, wish I was so good at turning ideas into completed items!  My recons have pretty much ended in tears...
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Caine
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008 02:55:28 PM »

tears or tears? ;-)

thanks Kitschy Coo! I too have a pile (pool) of torn and shredded ideas, but it sure it fun when it works out. DD loves it!
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KitschyCoo
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008 03:07:54 PM »

Both tears and tears!  Simultaneously!
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Caine
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2008 03:17:09 PM »

my tear-ible and tear-ifying project heap!
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2008 03:41:18 PM »

Looks great and she really looks like she loves it!
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Caine
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008 04:14:03 PM »

she likes having something of mine, which tickles me tremendously
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