Here’s my latest sewing project. One word: frustrating. The first pair of pj bottoms I made were way too big. I like baggy + comfy pj bottoms, but these were ridiculously big. I think I know what the problem was. I used a unisex pattern, which meant that the small size I made was actually a man’s small. Anyhow, frustrated beyond belief that I spent all this time making bottoms that didn’t fit, I went to the store to pick up a new pattern made specifically for women. I was going to wait for my next sewing class to start all over. But, I couldn’t wait. At this point, I was mad and determined to make a pair of pj bottoms that fit!!! And you know what? I did. I made a pair of pj bottoms in 2 hours ALL by myself. I was really proud. I also discovered that I enjoy sewing in my own space versus in a sewing class. (I think it’s because I like to play my music loud). So, in the end I discovered I could sew by myself and that I like it!
What happened to the pjs that were too big? My dad proudly snatched them up and has been wearing them. I told him he could have them as long as he didn’t wear them outside the house. (He’s a 6’1 man and the fabric is kinda youthful and girly). Of course, he totally ignored me. The next day, not only did he wear them to take the trash out, but he also went over to chat with the neighbors while wearing the pj bottoms. Real nice, dad.
Fabric used: Ann Kelle’s Urban Zoologie
Pattern: McCall’s (M4979)
(photos by Ann Kelle)