Pyjama Bottoms for the P.J. Party

I don’t know which was more fun, making the pyjama pants or modelling them. You see, I am already at a pyjama party of sorts: my sister and I have travelled from different parts of North America to visit my parents. There’s lots of crossword-puzzling, weekend-newspaper-reading, Sherlock-watching, and cereal-eating.

I asked my sister to take some photos of me, a plan which quickly became derailed due to lots of giggling.  I tried to (clandestinely) jump on the pristine guest-bed with as quietly as I could, which of course only made us laugh more.

The pants themselves are great. I will be making lots more of these. The fabric was left over from a dress I made for a friend of mine. The pattern was NewLook 6321. This is a unisex pattern, so be forewarned! I cut out the smallest size and still had to take them in. I also cut a straight leg rather than a tapered one (who wants tapered pyjamas?).

I added in some extra touches – modelled after a favourite pair from Gap Body – including 2 inch wide elastic, a drawstring, and big cuffs. I wanted to make them at least a little bit fancy, so I added in some cute pleated-ribbon trim around the bottom of the cuffs. I LOVE them!

As always, my bedtime reading is The New Yorker. It’s a weekly subscription, so I’m always trying to keep on top of it!

Thanks to Karen for such a great idea! It was just the prompting I needed!