Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lounge Pants

Me? Making something that someone can actually wear? I truly didn't think it was possible. I'm usually not a pattern person because I don't really have confidence in myself to be accurate with measurements and seam allowances. So, I've never tried any type of apparel that has to fit (aprons and flirty girly skirts don't count...elastic waistbands I can do!).

My oldest d. has been looking for some cute pj bottoms for awhile and we just haven't found anything she likes. So, I downloaded the Easy Fit Pants pattern by the Scientific Seamstress on You can Make - it's fantastic! If I can do this, anyone can. Carla details out everything you need to know and has some great tips along the way. Once I cut the pattern out, they took maybe an hour to make. Probably less but I had some little giggling interuptions along the way. I actually used a pair of my daughters pj bottoms to measure the length instead of using the size chart in the pattern. I'm now looking for an adult version of this pattern - I've already purchased some fabric to make myself a pair.

I also whipped up a pair of pj shorts from the same pattern. I think they are adorable, but dear d. says the fabric really isn't her. I reminded her they are to sleep in and she said that she would wear them to bed but not for a sleepover. Girls are funny aren't they? I really encourage you to try this pattern if you are new to sewing or if you haven't made pants before. Just make sure you have prewashed fabric ready to go since this is a downloadable pattern. If you're anything like me, you'll want to get started right away!


1 comment:

  1. How could she not want to wear those shorts? They are very cute! I think I might have to try this pattern too. I've just started attempting clothing and only for the kids for now.