Simplicity 5271: The Novelty Versions
I spent the entire day in front of my machines while the little boy who lives with me played at my side or watched a movie. It was heaven!
So two things on my to do list were to make some pj pants for both myself and the little boy. I had recently bought two novelty prints for both of us. For me, an ironic mustache cotton, and for Jack, a glow in the dark space/rocket flannel. I used Simplicity 5271 for both of us (original review here). The pattern comes with kids/teens/adult sizes. I think I might try their raglan t-shirt sometime soon, but it looks a little baggy to me judging from the envelope photos.
I made an adult medium for me, but cut it off at mid calf (about a 20 inch inseam). I left off the pockets on my pants. It fits comfortably if a little unflattering. I wish I had thought to cut these in single layer rather than on the fold. My print matching or balancing is not very pleasing. They’re PJ pants though, so who cares? And truth be told, I had very little yardage, so I might not have been able to cut them as I wanted to do if I had put them in a single layer.
For Jack, I made the XS child size. It’s a little on the long side, but other than that, it’s pretty straightforward. I put on the patch pockets for his pants, but they are absurdly low on the leg. I will adjust that for next time.
Jack is pretty pleased with his glow in the dark PJ’s.
And I have enough yardage of the glow in the dark flannel to make a duplicate set for Thor, my nephew — his birthday is coming up soon. I will work on those tonight since I’m on a roll with this pattern.
I have to see what else is on the sewing queue. I have so much I want to sew. In fact, I have been pre-treating a buttload of fabrics, so I can be ready when the mood strikes. I hate having to pre-treat after deciding to work on a garment. It really clogs up the mojo flow.