Friday, February 22, 2013

Belated Christmas Pants!

They aren't really Christmas pants.  They are just Pajama pants.  But it sure sounds festive!!  So, there was this one time when I decided how cool it would be to make pajama pants for my kids for Christmas....the only problem was that it was mid-December!  But I made them anyway!

I used this tutorial that I found online.  And they turned out ok. The instructions were a little confusing at times.  I made R's first and the waistband didn't quite work out but luckily R is still really skinny.  B's turned out much better! For a long time, like a month, B had to wear his pajama pants whenever he found them.  Even if it wasn't bed time!  These pajama pants are special because I made pajama pants out of the same fabric when I was a teenager! I love them! They probably won't fit by next Christmas, but that's ok.  I want to make homemade Christmas pajama pants a tradition. :D

I have lots of projects I am working on and lots that I have in my head.  I currently tried to make a stretchy baby shirt from a pattern and it was kind of a failure, but I learned a few things and will try again another time!

This is my failed baby shirt.  It crossed over at the neck and was very simple.  My fabric was off-grain though and some of instructions, like overcasting, weren't necessary and made it slightly  harder.  Live and learn!  Some of my ideas include making a fabric covered picture board with this fabric:

So cute!!  And a wood pallet book shelf like the one found over here.  How awesome would that be?!  Or some hooded bath towels.  You can find a link.  There are lots.  Stay tuned! :D

1 comment:

  1. Pinned that bookshelf. And I don't even own a sewing machine, so I'm super impressed by your mad skillz. :)