Before Christmas, I got the bright idea that I would make a pair of pajama pants for the husband – in East Carolina University fabric. I never got around to purchasing the fabric (I didn’t see it on sale “enough” to buy it) and in January (maybe?) I had a 50% off coupon, and bought the fabric I needed. My husband is a grad student at ECU, and I just thought this was something fun he’d like, so I turned it into a Valentine’s Day gift.
Well, if you’ve been around here for very long, you know how my crafty gifts tend to end up being gifted a year (or more) later.
So for Valentine’s Day, the husband received the pieces of fabric cut out and the promise that one day they would be sewn into pajama pants.
That one day is today. I finished them this weekend. (Mainly because I wanted to work on another project, and I’ve
lost misplaced the ribbon I need. I had time, so I worked hard to get these done.)
He just happened to be wearing his ECU t-shirt when I made him try the pants on last night!
I used a Simplicity (free!) pattern. The pattern said it was easy, and it was…for the most part. I had the hardest time piecing the pattern together. (You print out a lot of pages and then I taped it all together.) I ended up swiping a pair of the husband’s current pajama pants to get the size I needed, since I couldn’t measure him before Valentine’s Day, without tipping him off to what I was thinking up.
The next hardest part was keeping the pieces straight, as far as which sides were the front versus back. And finally, the elastic was a pain to insert. But I did it. And I used my sewing machine to stitch the elastic, rather than spending the time to hand stitch everything. (You can’t tell, either.)
They’re a little big, but that’s better than being too small. And the husband agreed that they turned out better than my first attempt at pajama pants. (For the record, I wear those often. I love them, but the husband thinks they look like clown pants.)
A close up of the fabric.
So, happy Valentine’s Day, husband!
(And for anyone who cares, my next craft projects include a baby blanket that I meant to finish last year – my goal is to have it done before the baby turns 1. I also have to work on some birthday party crafts and several soft books.)