I had promised myself that I would indulge in some sewing once the taxes were done. So, today, I set up my sewing machine on the big dining table, which is where I like to sew. I have three or four things I'd like to make, including a sewing machine cover.
But I decided to start with a pair of much needed pajamas. I have just one pair of pajamas (I tend to wear more nightdresses than pajamas), which started to tear (I've had them for over 12 years, so they were quite worn). So, today, I unpicked the old pajama pants, pulled out a length of cotton flannel I had purchased on sale, after Christmas, and cut out a pair of pajamas, using my old pajamas as the pattern. I have a commercial pattern, as well, which was included in the pattern I use for my flannel nightdresses, but I chose to use the old pajama as my pattern because I know it fitted me.
It turned into a bit of a project because I made a silly mistake and sewed the wrong seams together and ended with a skirt instead of pants, not once, but twice! So, had to unpick the whole thing, twice! I was getting quite frustrated, but with my daughter's help, I managed to sew it:
It's the first pair of pajama pants I've ever sewn. It didn't turn out too bad, I think. Once I had figured out which seams to sew, it didn't take too long to sew. Tomorrow, I will cut out the top and start sewing it, although, as daughter pointed out, I could wear the pajama pants with a T-shirt and save myself a lot of work!
Have you sewn pajamas? Have you found yourself sewing the wrong seams?