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« on: July 27, 2010 09:38:11 PM »

Long time lurker, first time poster. I just got my first sewing machine, and I really wanted to make something. I remembered the home ec kids all making pj pants in jr high so I thought I might as well try. These took about an hour to make. I know they are nothing special and actually pretty badly done, but I'm proud of myself so please bear with me. Ignore the dates, they are incorrect.

I have had these pjs since 2002, they were icky and old and way stretched out so they needed chunked anyways. Thought I could use them as a pattern. I ripped all the seams, then pinned them to my fabric and traced.

This is before the elastic. AW, CLOVERS! I am a very modest person, so these are knee length and pretty baggy for movement, as this material had no stretch and I have a a booty, hips, and thighs. Smiley

The legs are together a bit here, so they look very short and wide, compared to what they are. I did have a glitch (no surprise) so they are slightly.... off. Not too upset, this is a trial and error kinda thing


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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010 08:03:54 AM »

Cute! What a cool idea, I've also been wanting to make pj's, but have been a little skittish. I never thought about ripping apart an old pair for patterns. I'm gonna give it a shot over the weekend! Great job.

« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010 04:52:21 PM »

Good work, keep em coming!

« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010 07:24:50 PM »

Thanks for the kind words Smiley Lol, I have since realized that my biggest "glitch" was somehow managing to sew the leg pieces together wrong, oops! The stride throws me off

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