So, I made another pair of pj pants. I used my usual pattern, but I chopped about 8 inches off of the bottom to make them cropped, and I added a decorative cuff in a coordinating print.
Aren’t these bicycles cute? I love them – they’re very girly in a “riding your banana-seat bike to Big Ben’s 5 & 10 to buy fifty-cent water pistols in the middle of summer” kind of way. Do girls’ bikes even have banana seats anymore? I had a white one covered with bright flowers on my kid-size blue bike in the late 70’s & early 80’s.
The nitty gritty:
- Pattern: Simplicity 4429, modified
- Fabric: Heather Ross, Lightning Bugs
- Lessons Learned:
- When adding a contrasting cuff, construct it so that the cuff’s side seams are not visible.
- When trying to taper the legs after the pj’s are already constructed, do the tapering on the inside of the leg instead of the outside. The outside of the leg should remain straight.
I’m going to try another pair of these soon with a thrifted sheet. I like having cropped pants to wear to bed in the summer, and all of the ones I have from previous years are pretty beat up. With the next pair, I won’t have to deal with the contrasting cuff, and I will taper the legs a bit before I cut out the fabric.
And in the frustrating technical things department, I’m having trouble accessing my blog admin. I discovered I could get into it if I used Internet Explorer (which I hate – I’m a Firefox user), so for now I’m using IE, while I try to figure out the irritating issue. While using IE, I noticed that my blog looks funny – the sidebar is all messed-up. Does it look this way to all of you, too?? If so, I wish I’d known. I want it to look pretty 🙂 It looks really pretty in Firefox, so you all should just switch, LOL! So now the trick is to figure out my admin problem in Firefox and my formatting problem in IE (I think it’s related to the display of my flickr photos). Oh, such fun. [I think I fixed both problems. Whew. Now I’m going to bed, and I hope everything is still working when I wake up!]