The lover needed – desperately needed – new pyjama bottoms. He has a plethora of printed tshirts that he uses for tops. He just needed the bottoms bit.
Out came Simplicity 9900, a pattern for men’s and boy’s pyjama bottoms, tops and a nightshirt. I’ve only ever used the bottoms pattern. The sleeves and neckline on the nightshirt/top look really weird. It is now out of print, but any pj trouser pattern would work.
I used the tried and tested method for choosing a size – I compared an existing pair to the pattern. I traced off the closest size and hoped for the best.
I didn’t have any non-roll elastic and alas, it should have been used. The leftover elastic I had is folding (rolling?) over already.
These were constructed by using the overlocker and coverstitch machine. I need to watch some videos or read a tutorial on encasing elastic with the coverstitch machine. Or accept that I need to use the sewing machine…
I love the coverstitched hems.
Just in case it was needed I put in a label:
This caused a huge chortle and grin from the lover.
Finally – an image that takes in two of my creative outlets:
Fabric – Navy striped cotton 1 m @ $7.50 per metre (Remnant Warehouse in Sydney)
Pattern – Simplicity 9900 – used a lot is old, so effectively free
Elastic – 1 metre @ $1.00 per metre – $1.00
Totals = $8.50
Annoyance factor – Low
Make it again? Yes, already have another pair cut out.