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It’s a shame…


…that I had to go out and return a movie rental today (Evan Almighty – Clarke, Clarke & Clarke give it six thumbs up). Otherwise, I would probably have spent the day curled up somewhere cozy in my new lounge pants / pajama bottoms.


And I dare say that it wouldn’t have been too difficult to encourage the little people to join me in theirs.

Neil lucked out – not enough fabric for a fourth pair 😊

The nitty-gritty:  The fabric is Alexander Henry’s Trick or Treat, and the patterns are Simplicity 4429 and 4336.  I made mine a size too big (at least) and took them in an inch on each side. Much better.  I also shortened them by 6 inches since I’m not as tall as they think I should be.

My sincere hope is that this doesn’t become as addictive as skirt-making or shirt-making.  The cost of material would not be pretty…

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23 thoughts on “It’s a shame…

  1. Yikes! Those are great!

    I went on a little pj bottom spree and made three pairs. I have fabric for at least two more, which reminds me, I should get those done!

    1. Thanks! I really don’t think these will be my last pair. This time of year I am all about cozying up, and what can be cozier than a fun pair of elastic-waist pants, LOL! Maybe I should get a nice plaid flannel – is flannel hard to sew?

      1. Flannel is easy to sew. So no worried there 🙂 Looks like I didn’t need to tempt you with scrub pants. You went and did it to yourself without any help!! Actually…I really like those in that material. Poor Neil is going to feel left out!

        1. Nah, don’t worry about Neil – the relief on his face was unmistakable 😉

          1. man….he does NOT know what he is missing out on I am thinking. I can’t wait to see the flannel creations.

          2. Yeah, he just does not appreciate kitschy prints 😉 I’ll make him a nice striped pair or something.

          3. sure….stripes…hot pink and orange should work =))

  2. Very cute!

    1. Thanks! Love your store, blog and flickr groups, by the way 🙂

  3. Oh, they’re adorable! I would have been tempted (well, honestly, I would have just done it) and worn them out to return the movie.

    1. Yeah, I really should have just done it – Maybe I’ll wear ’em to drop of the little one at preschool tomorrow. If anyone can appreciate whimsy, it’s preschool teachers!

  4. You’re so good to actually make things for yourself, I never do that. And when I do make lounge pants, I can never be bothered to hem them. What a dork I am!

    1. Heh, I think I go overboard making things for me, but I am chalking that up to it being a confidence-building and skill-building process. Hopefully there will come a time when I will feel like I can make things for other people and not worry that they will fall apart or not fit 😉

  5. Does this pattern include pockets? Because I believe every pair of pants (including pjs) that I wear should include pockets. And they are sorely missing in lots of patterns and ready-to-wear.

    1. Yep, there are pockets included. Although, in the interest of finishing all three pairs before movie night, I left them out. Hope I don’t end up regretting it!

  6. now you are inspiring ME to make a pair!! I have a pattern and I have fabric too! Christmas PINK flannel…too cute…when I do mine I’ll let you know! Thank you! 😀

  7. Evan Almighty is on my Netflix list but there’s a wait. Boo-hoo!

    That’s an adorable PJ print 🙂

    1. Hope you get it soon – we really enjoyed it.

      I love the print, too. I’m on the lookout for more kitschy prints now!

  8. Hello!! I made my pants! Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. That’s great! I dropped by your blog to check ’em out, and they’re quite cute.

  9. Can you make flannel lounging pants in polka dot fabric?

    1. “You” as in anyone with a sewing machine? Sure, I don’t see why not. “You” as in me, to sell? Probably not. I am not comfortable enough with my sewing ability to sell clothes that I’ve made – I don’t have the knack of resizing patterns to fit different people yet. The only things I sell that I have sewn are one size fits all, like aprons and bibs. Hope this helps!

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