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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Fun, Fast Project

Last Saturday, I got the book Love at First Stitch from Amazon.  Sunday, I traced the pattern for the Margot Pajama pants, and by Monday, I had a finished pair of pajama pants!  I had bought this fabric years ago, before Caleb was born and it had just sat in my stash.  I thought it was pretty and I loved the 3-D realism look to it, but to be honest, it’s just too busy for me to wear and I use red in small doses in the house, so it was too much for a quilt.  It sat in the stash, moved from house to house with us, but finally, when I saw these pajama pants, I knew this fabric had a purpose!
I slept in them Monday night and they’re cute and comfortable, but I will be making an adjustment later today.  You see, Maximus sleeps under the covers, usually beside my legs, but sometimes as low as my feet.  Sometime in the night between Monday and Tuesday, I was woken up when my pants got attacked.  I was asleep, so I’ll take Max’s word for it that the pants started it, but there was mayhem and craziness under the covers and I finally ended up stuffing the drawstring ribbons down the front of the pants.  I didn’t have time to deal with them yesterday, so I slept in some pajamas Max is more comfortable with (that he doesn’t attack in the middle of the night).  Today, I will be removing the drawstring ribbons, replacing them with elastic, and tacking a tiny bow over the buttonholes I made for the ribbons.  I’m also going to be checking my fabric stash for anything else that might need to be pajama bottoms!
As to the book, it’s geared for beginners, and while I’m more of an intermediate sewist (I hate the word sewer, that’s where toilets go, not a person who sews), at least when it comes to garments, there are still things that I need to work on.  The book is wonderful, walking you through one (super cute) project at a time, building your skills as you go with great tutorials and lots of photos.  Here is a link to all the patterns in the book.  You’ll definitely be seeing more projects from this book!

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Blogger Kalessin said...

May I suggest the term 'seamstress'? Or does that have a different meaning?

Also: cute! :D

1:56 PM  
Blogger MelissaPurls said...

I've seen the word "sewist" floating around. Because, yeah, sewer is something under the streets.

Beautiful pants! I've got some pretty flannel in the stash I bought with the express purpose of making pajama pants, but I haven't been brave enough to try it yet. Also it's too hot. Maybe once the weather cools down and flannel pjs sound appealing again.

11:56 PM  
Anonymous LeAnnW said...

Nice to see Logan again. Great post - I ordered copies of the book for myself & one daughter-in-law that sews. You are amazingly productive and you do beautiful work.

9:14 AM  

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