pajama pants for me!

10.05.2012

Wohoo!  I'm super excited about these pants.  I love how they turned out.  Pajama pants should be pretty easy right?  Well, I decided to draft my own pattern and majorly messed up the first round.  I found myself driving to the fabric store on my lunch hour the next day just to get more fabric so I could try again.  I was super bummed.  So I reworked the pattern pieces.

These turned out just like I wanted!  Honestly it feels so good.  I love how comfortable they are.  And did you notice the flat front and shirred back?  Oh, and that little decorative tie and bound hem, fun stuff!!!  I love the nice long length, seriously, someone needs to tell clothes manufacturers that they need to make longer pajama pants, the ones I buy are always too short!

Clothespin People/Crafty Chloe by Heather Ross, waistband is Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater, tie front is Washi Waves by Rashida Coleman-Hale

In other news I made these yummy s'mores cupcakes for my dad's birthday treat.  They were so good.  Get the recipe HERE by Pastry Affair.


61 comments :

  1. I LOVE your new pajamas. The fabric, the waist ban, the lot. I think I am going to have to make myself a pair. Are you thinking of sharing the pattern &/or tutorial...?

    I myself hate when pajamas pants sneak up my legs, so I would add waist ban also at the feet for no sneaking up...

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  2. Wow, very impressed! Love the fabric, the design, everything! Good work!
    :-) x
    adventuresandteaparties.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Those are awesome! I totally need to make myself some pj pants... Im still wearing maternity pj pants (and my youngest is 5!)!

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  4. Love them, great job! I would also be interested in a tutorial on how you did the waist band. I was just thinking I should make myself some pajama bottoms. I have the opposite problem, they are all to long for me.

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  5. they are adorable! i love all the special touches you can do when you make them yourself!

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  6. Good grief those are cute! Love your fabric choices and they look so comfy. I agree about jammy pants sold in stores, never long enough! I am 5'10.5 do I was them
    Once and they become capris :)

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  7. Loving your new jammies! Great design on the waistband too :o)

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  8. Love love love! I'm sick of short pjs too and am planning to make myself. These are my inspiration.

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  9. Those are very cute! Nice design details. I never have the problem with short pjs though since I am 5" tall. Usually, my complaint is that they are too long!

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  10. pattern please!! You don't even have to grade it - these will do nicely, thank you! :)

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    1. I agree!! Prettiest pajama pants ever.

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    2. again, agreed ... just the instructions/tweaking and i think we can all make a pj pant ... patterns? got em, tweaking, yours, please .... darlene

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  11. Oh my gosh they are so awesome!! Love, love, love, the details! The shirring on the waistband is genius!

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  12. Those are SO cute! I love the shirring and the bound hem...and everything. Making me want some new pj pants!

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  13. Just love these! Brilliant idea to do the shirring on the back. I'm going to have to "borrow" that idea :)

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  14. Love your PJ pants and I love how long they are. I have very long legs and never ever find them long enough either.
    The cupcake looks so fun!!!

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  15. Those are hot! Now I want to make some pjs! Great idea with the shirred back. And I totally agree with the length problem- I'm just average height and all my pj pants are too short.

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  16. Those are really nice! I live in fear of my PJs accidentally hitting the drier--I'm pretty tall and they're barely long enough as it is.

    I love the waist details you added - fun stuff :)

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  17. Okay, I am super jealous because I have since tried the dress pattern and it is old (from my grandma) and it is missing the front and the collar so I just cut out two backs and tried to figure it out. Well it still isn't done and I don't know what to do now. I love that your pants are finished and I just wish I were there too. Clothes are NOT easy for me and I keep thinking that with more practice I'll get better but I just don't know?

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  18. Your PJ pants are so cute! Do you have the urge to where them out in public. I think I would. But I'm English so probably a bit eccentric by birth ;-)

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  19. I love these - I totally agree with the length issue, yours look perfect. I really like the shirred waistband at the back too. I have a skirt with this kind of waist and I've been wanting to try it. It was definitely worth persevering.

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  20. Those are awesome! I have the opposite problem...all pants, even petite length, are too long! Sooooooooo frustrating.

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  21. they're awesome! I know what you mean about store bought being too short, drives me crazy!

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  22. Oh they are fab! I just love the fabric you chose for them and they look super comfy. Would love a pattern for these, hint hint. :)

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  23. These are awesome! I agree with other pj pants at the stores, they are always too short for me too. I hope you do write a pattern for this, I would purchase it for sure.
    Amanda

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  24. The panama pants are awesome! Love the details!

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  25. Anna, these are incredible! My big pet peeve with pajama pants is the elastic gathered or drawstring waist. It's so unflattering! I wear yoga pants instead, but they're so boring. I agree that you must make a pattern! Or I'll pay you to sew me a pair? Because Im sure you have so much free time for that ;) The fabric you chose is adorable too.

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  26. yes yes, pattern please! i have one pair of shirred-waist pj bottoms and they're my all time favorite. but the flat front is even better! great fabric, too. these are all-around perfection!

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  27. Please, I'll buy the pattern, too! I love them, they're adorable. I've been making boxers but am ready for pants for the winter.

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  28. Your pajama pants are fantastic! They look very comfortable! Going to try your cupcake recipe. Thanks for a great post!

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  29. these are indeed awesome and I am jealous!!! and those cupcakes look delish!

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  30. Love them! The waistband is awesome. I made myself some pyjama pants recently and it took 2 goes to get the crotch right. Pyjama pants are always too long for me. I can cut the bottoms off and send them all to you ;)

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  31. Super cute pants! Cupcakes look yummy!

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  32. Your persistent paid off, these look great! The waistband is the best part!

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  33. Very cute! You did a great job and they look comfy :)

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  34. Woa, super cute and they look so nice to wear. I hope a pattern is coming!

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  35. They're really lovely - the details make them special. I've been thinking about making myslef some PJ pants but these are definitely a step above what I had in mind. The shirring in the back is genious!

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  36. Lovely! My favorite pair of pj pants have a shirred waist. I love your flat front idea. Genius! I would love to see a tutorial, like everyone else. Or a pattern. But I am sure you knew they would be wildly popular when you posted the pics, right?

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  37. never thought of shirring the waist of pj pants! Love that.

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  38. Looove those! The fabric is super fun and the shirring is a great idea, I'd even make a pair as run-around-the-house pants. Great work!

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  39. me too! pattern please! i've never tried shirring....i know it's so easy, but out of my comfort zone! These look like they'd fit awesomely. And your fabric choices are super fabby.

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  40. I love everything about them! As a moderately tall girl, pajama bottoms are always too short and it really bothers me. I should finish up the pair I started last winter!

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  41. Ooooo what a great idea! I have 6 yards of pin people ...

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  42. WAAAAY cute, Anna! I'd be so intimidated to cut into this much yardage, but on the other hand, getting the perfect PJ fit would be so awesome. Pattern please!! :)

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  43. That is an amazing pajama pant. My daughter (16) loves that sort of pants. She puts a t-shirt long or short sleeve to it and ready. But the pants in the shops are too short or too tight. Please make a tutorial or pattern. Love your tutorials. Made several open wide-zippered pouches!
    Greetings form the Netherlands :)

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  44. These are beautiful!! I've been longing to make some flannel pajama pants, as the weather is getting cooler.

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  45. SO, so cute and comfy looking! If I were to actually sew for myself, I would have to make pj's first! My pajamas seem to becoming my work uniform these days!! :)

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  46. Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would love these! They look super comfy and I can never find a good pajama pattern either for me. So cozy looking!

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  47. You had me very jealous at "I drafted my own pattern", I'' be on the hunt for something similar, I love the idea of making everyone a holiday pair of jammie pants!

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  48. I love all the details! So cute!

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  49. Love the pants - especially the waistband and pant leg trim. I'd love a tutorial. I'm 5 feet tall so pants are always way too long for me. Thanks for sharing your creation!

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  50. Soooo cute! Love your fabric choices and they look so comfy. And my goodness, that cupcake looks amazing too. I'm drooling.

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  51. These look like the perfectest pj pants ever! I need a pair just like them! Great job =)

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  52. need you here to show me how to make these! pants...always to short for this lady!

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  53. Nothing is better then eating chocolate cupcakes while wearing pajama pants.

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  54. Just seen these - instant WANT! Loving the flat front, please add me to the long list of people who want you to do a pattern :)

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