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Topic: my 1st garment project! jammie bottoms!!!  (Read 3713 times)
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« on: April 28, 2009 06:19:26 PM »

pattern:  mccall's 4979

I made jammie pants!  And my seams are pretty much straight since I just followed the 5/8″ guide I  taped off on my needle plate.  I was a bit nervous when I was sewing the crotch seam because it is curvy but I ended up just taking it slow on the pedal so I could take keep my eye on my seam allowance.  Putting the elastic in was a bit tricky, at first I was worried because suddenly my crotch seam was all wonky crooked (and I was pretty sure I didnt sew it that way) but once I scooted the elastic around the crotch seam straightened right out!  And now, OMG, I have a super comfy pair of jammie pants!!!  Im wearing them now!!!  I know I sound giddy and silly but I feel so proud of myself!!!  A big thank you to all who answered my noobie questions in the discussion forum! 

The only thing I would do different next time is shorten up the crotch area a bit where indicated on the pattern.  The jammies are quite comfy but I think they hang ever so slighly off in that area since the crotch is a bit long.  I did shorten up the jammie bottoms where indicated on the pattern 2.75 inches and still hemmed up the bottoms about 2.5 inches.  So when I do adjust the crotch next time, Ill have to remember that I may need to make adjustments to what I originally shortened so I dont end up with capri jammie bottoms.

Sorry for the not great quality pic of me in the jammies, can you believe we don't have a digital camera?!  we have a camera phone though Wink  thankfully a scanner cuz that's what I use to upload most of my pics!

Thanks for looking.  I'm also posting a pic of the first seam I "finished" using a zig zag stitch through just one layer of the seam above my seam and then trimmed with pinking sheers


« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009 06:28:29 PM »

Super cute! I would definitely buy those in a store if I saw them.

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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009 09:07:15 PM »

Awsome job!!!!

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009 09:40:50 PM »

fantastic job there Cheesy
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2009 08:46:12 AM »

thank y'all for the sweet words!

« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009 12:34:38 PM »

Nice job and wasn't it easier than you thought once you got started  Smiley

By the way there really isn't any reason to zigzag and pink the edges - either will be fine. If you skip the pinking you should move the zigzag all the way over to the egde - so on the "zag" (right swing) the needle just barely goes through the edge of the fabric. There is nothing wrong with doing both but it would save you a step if you just do one or the other.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2009 01:05:07 PM »

Cute! They look super comfy!

« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2009 01:56:26 PM »

Cute! They look comfyyyy.
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2009 03:44:15 PM »

Very cute!  I love PJ pants!

« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2009 12:32:00 PM »

aw, thanks y'all for the kind words!!!

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