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.
Just don't tell anyone (Ant) that I had planned on making coordinating long-sleeve shirts to go with them :D
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. I'll be really nice to Ant tonight though and maybe he'll help me make a printable pattern for you all. In the mean time you could always use the basic kid pant from Dana over at Made.
|(left to right) Pink, blue and purple are fleece, and then pink and green are flannel.|