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« on: September 12, 2010 01:06:40 PM »

I guess I felt like I needed to post my first machine project. XD
In my "Intro to Family and Consumer Science" class last year, we made a pair of PJ pants each for our final grade. It was fun and hectic working on it in class [especially the last day], and I never finished it [the sewing machine's in class were all taken by people who were way behind and had a buttload of work to do, so I didn't get it hemmed], but I do enjoy them.

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Made from Simplicity 9871 [I think that's the right number...] I can't tell you if the pattern is easy to use or not, cuz of the teacher's step-by-step instructions. I guess it was alright. But, you gotta follow the size chart. So many of the kids [including me] went up a size for more comfort and ended up with pants that were too big! [that's why mine look a bit saggy... I made the XL, and I needed the L...]
I made these months ago, so they've gone through a lot of wear. I did hem it after I got to take it home, so it's the right length. The stitches are horrendous, as this was my first time using a sewing machine... And somehow, when I sewed the elastic ends together, it got twisted. since it was sewn that way, I can't fix it unless I take it apart, and do not want to do that, so it'll stay that way.
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010 06:26:16 PM »

they are lovely my dear!
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010 08:31:26 AM »

You can never have too many pairs of pj pants! I'd wear them all day every day if I could Smiley.

Yours turned out great. This was a big project for your first machine sewing experience. Marvelous job!

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010 06:01:43 PM »

XD thanks!
I'm thinking about making another pair, since I saved the pattern. [probably the only kid in the class that did...] Just gotta get more materials. I'll probably use a softer fabric, because the kind I used is a bit odd for jammy material.
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010 03:50:52 PM »

Those look really nice, especially for being your first time sewing! Smiley

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