My six-year-old has developed this habit of telling me how cute I look when I wear a particular pair of pajama bottoms. He’s taken to calling them my “cute pajamas” and coos at me every time I wear them. Today, in fact, he nearly forbade me to get dressed because it would mean putting the jammies away for a while.
So, I finally managed to clean up my creative space today <I need a happy dance icon to put right here – woo hoo!> and can you guess what the first thing I made was?
“Cute pajamas” for the boy.
I gently cautioned him that a floral motif such as this might be considered a bit “girly,” but he was fine with that. I’m glad he’s not hung-up on gender stereotypes yet, because really, he’s got enough boy-ness in him to counteract any feminine vibes that retro floral print might want to give off. He’s all boy, even when his bottom is bedecked with flowers.
It’s so nice to be able to make your kids happy with a small piece of leftover fabric and less than an hour of your time, don’t you think?
If you would like to attempt your own easy pj bottoms for a small person in your life, all you need is about a half yard of appropriate fabric, a bit of elastic, and a tutorial for making bandana pants (I have used Stefani’s in the past, but at this point I have it commited to memory). Just remember that, unlike bandana pants, the edges of shorts made with cuts of fabric will be raw, and as such the pant legs will need to be hemmed.
I’m thinking that this same method would work for adult-sized pj shorts, if you start with larger squares of material, but I haven’t tried it myself. Be sure to let me know if you do!