I didn't start sewing these until December 16th, which is right around the time I started my 13 pairs last year. Two big differences. I had 4 less pairs to sew this year, and I didn't have a chiffon wedding dress alteration to do at the same time. As a result, this year I finished them all by Christmas Eve; I didn't have to drag them out until New Year's like I did last year, or February *cough* like I did the year before. I'm getting better!
I had to make one pair early for a gift exchange the weekend before Christmas.
Here are the other 8 pairs. I love the gray camoflauge! I found that months ago and immediately bought 10 meters. That's 2.5 meters per pair, for 4 pairs. And since all those guys are over 6 feet tall (including my brother, who's 6'8"), I had mere inches left over.
During my last 2 days of sewing, I entertained myself by listening to a book on CD. I tried this before during wedding season, and I discovered that you can't do anything that requires thinking, or the book will distract you, and you'll make mistakes (ask me how I know). Thus, PJ pants are perfect. I didn't have to think about it; it was all repetitive assembly line sewing. I was impressed that the book kept me enthralled and I sewed for 3 1/2 hours straight the night before Christmas Eve, and I actually had to peel myself away and go to bed. I'm going to keep that in mind for all my easy sewing jobs!
We had a wonderful Christmas weekend. I haven't been this relaxed all year. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and is about to have a Happy New Year!