Pile of PJ Pants

Don’t you just hate it when you are more than half way through a project and you either run out of,
or just don’t have that one supply that you need to finish up? Totally screws up your flow!
Well, that’s exactly what happened to me yesterday. I was making pajama pants for Reli in a sort of mass production system (cut out a few pairs, sew all the legs, sew all the hems…) when I got to the waist casings and realized that I didn’t have the right kind/size elastic. So I just kinda sat there last night with 5 pairs of (oh so close to finished) pants. What do I do now?
below is what goes on in my head
“Should I put on ‘proper clothes’ and run to the store before they close?”
“Shoot, then I’d have to brush my hair!”
“Have I put on make-up today? Or all week for that matter?”
“If my PJ’s didn’t consist of Ant’s old sweats, and a raggedy sweater, I could just go in them.”
“I know I didn’t shower this morning…(don’t judge me!)”
“Ok, that settles it. I’m getting in the tub and reading a book!”
Ant hears the water running and calls…”So, did you finish those pants then?”
(I may or may not be known for starting dozens of projects and never finishing 90% of them…)
“Oh shut up! I needed a break!”
Luckily though after “cleaning” the house this morning, I still had time to run to Joann’s and pick up some elastic (plus extra for next time!) before nap time rolled around. Now Reli is the proud owner of a pile of new PJ pants.
I used my serger to make these happen super fast, and my pattern was kind of a hodge podge of different pieces since I was trying to make up for the fact that Reli is on the short and chubby end of the toddler scale, so I didn’t really make a tutorial. These tutorials from the My Little Pony sew-along show a super easy way to make your own pattern, and then how to sew them. You’ll love how simple they are, and wont be able to stop making more!
(left to right) Pink, blue and purple are fleece, and then pink and green are flannel. 
Since it isn’t very cold here, I’ll probably wrap some of these up for Christmas presents. We don’t have any designated Christmas morning “picture pj’s” yet, so maybe I will actually get around to making a shirt to go with the green or blue pair and cross that off my to-do list too.
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23 thoughts on “Pile of PJ Pants

  1. These are so cute. I bought a bunch of flannel at Joann's on black friday for burp cloths, but didn't think to get any for jammies for Lyla. After I read this I did decide to use my leftover burp cloth flannel to make some new born jammies for my new nephew. I hadn't made pants before but they were crazy fast to put together. Thanks for the inspiration!! It's fun to see projects from you again =)

  2. Those are great. I have been meaning to make some more for my girls. They are so easy. Thank you for the inspiration. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. Would love you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home

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  3. These look so snuggly! Were you thinking of making button down tops for them or pullovers? I hate it when I find I'm missing some necessary item. Flow interruptions stink!

  4. These jammie pants look so cute and cozy! My kids have decided that footie pajamas are for babies, so these would be perfect for Christmas Eve. I found you through Someday Crafts. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I totally know that scenario…..and why is it always elastic?

    (Except I usually go in my pj's cause I am crazy scary like that…..)

    LOVE the pj's! The fabrics are darling!!!1

  6. haha, I just love your posts, and I had that same conversation (almost) with myself today when my son pushed the zig zag button when I was doing a strait stitch, and it broke my needle, Low and behold, I was OUT of sewing machine needles, I planned on this being a project day, not run to the store day, and I know I did not have makeup on when I went to the store…

    Haha, sorry for the super long comment!

  7. Back in the day (highschool), I learned to make pajama pants and I really wish I still knew how to do it, because I would love to make a few pairs.

  8. The look great! I need to do this for my girls, but I have the opposite problem, they are long and lean and most pants don't stay on them if they are long enough!

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