Thursday, December 17, 2015

New Jammy Pants for Me!!!

One of the pairs of jammy pants in my "almost finished" pile was a pair for me.  All I had to do was coverstitch the elastic waistband and the hem, and sew a label to the back.  I already had the right thread colour loaded on my serger, so I just had to sit down and do it.  Easy peasy!

Here are my two old ones.  I could go back and see how old these are, but I'm too lazy.  My guess is that they are at least 4 or 5 years old, and they are both quite thin and threadbare.  But I still wear them constantly, and I still love them.  :)

 The chickens and eggs fabric faded much worse than the penguins.  The penguins are my favourite.  Aren't' they cute?
 If you look really closely at the elastic waists on both of these, you will see how threadbare they are.
 So, it's time for new ones!  I don't remember if I bought this fabric last year, or the year before, but they've been floating around in that big pile of jammy pants that I've been trying to finish for about 3 years.  I think this print looks like a Christmas sweater. :)
 And here they are!  I've started making everyone's jammy pants about 2" too long, because as the months and years go by, that's how much they shrink.  :)
 I love them.  I made them slightly bigger than my old ones simply by sewing my side seams at 1/4" instead of 5/8".  Easy way to gain an inch and a half all the way around.
 I love my labels!  And I even had white thread in my industrial, so I didn't have to fiddle with anything!  It was all ready to go.
 And a big shout out to Elisha, who gave me her Grandma's old iron, which is basically still brand spankin' new!  I desperately needed a new iron, and this one does not disappoint!  It steams like a champ, and it's heavier than my old one, and presses like a dream.  Totally retro, hey?  Thanks, Elisha!  I love it!  :D


  1. Love your jammies! I hope that you are doing okay after whatever repairs you had to yourself, also. What a great gift you got in that iron. Bet it is way better than what's on the market today.

  2. I would agree I bet that iron is way better than one you would go out and buy today. I go through irons like water around here. Since I make roman shades for a living lots of ironing and the irons just don't last. sighhh Your jammies are cuteness girly!