I'm doing my part to shore up the economy today by lounging about in my new pajamas and shopping online.
Which leads me to all sorts of happy thoughts on my new pajamas, so let's talk about my very first sewn garment.
T's First Pajamas
Pattern: Simplicity "It's so easy" pattern 2731 for Misses' Pajamas (1st one here)
Fabric: a flannel snowflake print I bought at Joanne's last year on a sale. Anyone know why it says "not intended for children's sleepwear" on the selvage edge?
Notes: I followed the pattern exactly, as best as I could . . . which isn't saying much.
Best Thing About This Project: The lounging, of course!
It's not perfect - somehow I ended up with this accidental pleat sewn into the hem. Since I made them comfortably long, you can't really tell when they're on. I am proud of the buttonholes and the drawstring: JayJay encouraged me to make them by hand, since I'd forgotten the manual to my sewing machine and I couldn't figure out how to use the buttonhole feature without it. I think they came out pretty well.
Now I guess I'd better go stop lounging, and move onto a stressful afternoon of meeting the girls for a matinee!