Don’t you just hate it when you are more than half way through a project and you either run out of,
or just don’t have that one supply that you need to finish up? Totally screws up your flow!
Well, that’s exactly what happened to me yesterday. I was making pajama pants for Reli in a sort of mass production system (cut out a few pairs, sew all the legs, sew all the hems…) when I got to the waist casings and realized that I didn’t have the right kind/size elastic. So I just kinda sat there last night with 5 pairs of (oh so close to finished) pants. What do I do now?
–below is what goes on in my head–
“Should I put on ‘proper clothes’ and run to the store before they close?”
“Shoot, then I’d have to brush my hair!”
“Have I put on make-up today? Or all week for that matter?”
“If my PJ’s didn’t consist of Ant’s old sweats, and a raggedy sweater, I could just go in them.”
“I know I didn’t shower this morning…(don’t judge me!)”
“Ok, that settles it. I’m getting in the tub and reading a book!”
Ant hears the water running and calls…”So, did you finish those pants then?”
(I may or may not be known for starting dozens of projects and never finishing 90% of them…)
“Oh shut up! I needed a break!”
Luckily though after “cleaning” the house this morning, I still had time to run to Joann’s and pick up some elastic (plus extra for next time!) before nap time rolled around. Now Reli is the proud owner of a pile of new PJ pants.
I used my serger to make these happen super fast, and my pattern was kind of a hodge podge of different pieces since I was trying to make up for the fact that Reli is on the short and chubby end of the toddler scale,
so I didn’t really make a tutorial. These tutorials from the My Little Pony sew-along show a super easy way to make your own pattern, and then how to sew them. You’ll love how simple they are, and wont be able to stop making more!
|(left to right) Pink, blue and purple are fleece, and then pink and green are flannel.|
Since it isn’t very cold here, I’ll probably wrap some of these up for Christmas presents. We don’t have any designated Christmas morning “picture pj’s” yet, so maybe I will actually get around to making a shirt to go with the green or blue pair and cross that off my to-do list too.