Today was such a miserable day. Apparently most of our state is under water or under threat of flooding but it’s just wet here so I’m grateful for that. But rainy days do make for perfect sewing weather. And we always have a shortage of pj pants here so making some up was long overdue.
rainy day pyjama pants
March 2, 2012 By 24 Comments
I just use any elasticised pant pattern when it comes to making pj pants. These pants were all made from the pattern in this book (Making Children’s Clothes) but there are so many patterns out there you probably have something in your patterns or books at home. Go and have a look. Each pair used about 0.75cm of fabric each and I just made them all size 4-5 and adjusted the waist and hem per little person. And retro daddy, since a metre of fabric cost me $12.95 these pants are great for the family budget!
A few little tips – always use a non roll elastic for your waistbands; cut all the pant pieces out first then hit your machine; put a pin in each of your back pieces so you don’t forget which is front and back; and check to make sure you sew them together right and don’t sew the legs together closed (we’ve all made mistakes before!). I also like to sew a little tape/ribbon to the back of each pair once they are made up so the kids know which is the back when they put them on.