Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pajama Party

I love to sew for two reasons. One is that I can make things much cheaper than I can buy them. I think it's a pretty well-known fact that I'm a cheapskate thrifty. And the second is that I can make something exactly the way I want it. There's a lot of things that drive me crazy about store-bought clothes. I just like it done well.

So, when Sew Mama Sew decided to do a pajama sew-along this month I was ready. Not only did I want to make pajama pants for all my boys, but I had already bought the fabric. I was at Goodwill the other day and found the cutest striped fitted sheet...yes, a sheet. It was in great shape (actually it looked like it had never been used). So, I used the fabric for my boys pants and the elastic for the waistband. I estimate that I made these four pairs of pajama pants for about $3.50 (that would be $2.50 for the sheet and $.99 for the pattern - on sale at the fabric store). I also bought an adorable vintage sheet to make pants for me, but I didn't get those done. Something about having 3 boys and being sick for the last two weeks factored into that.

So, here's the sheet.


Here's the pattern.


And here's the end product.

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