This week Jon called my pyjama bottoms disgusting. They were awful. I’m ashamed to admit they had drawings of Minnie Mouse, were totally worn, and had more than a couple of holes after squeezing my big ol’ pregnant ass into them for nine months. So I dismantled them. I picked apart every seam and used them as a template for a new pair. And…. ta dah! How chic are these?!
I used a light weight cotton fabric. Assembly was easy as there were only five pieces of cut fabric to sew together. The most difficult part was the waist band. I copied the waistband of my old pair and actually stitched the elastic into the casing before attaching the casing. The stitching is a little untidy but this will, thankfully, be hidden away by a t-shirt. Next time, I’ll simply thread the elastic through the casing.
So, what’s the moral of this pyjama story? You don’t always need an expensive sewing pattern to give something a go.