PJ bottoms for the bloke

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.

Simplicity Pattern EA990001 Premium Print on Demand Men's/Boys' Cozywear

Image from Simplicity.com

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.

About Accordion3

I sew, ride a bike, bake, read a lot of books and sometimes skate. I also play several instruments, one of them is the Accordion.
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3 Responses to PJ bottoms for the bloke

  1. kssews says:

    They look great!

    You never really know how much the elastic type matters until you’re wearing something with twisty rolly elastic!


    • Accordion3 says:

      Thank you – my husband is very happy with them. Too true about the elastic, quality control matters! The next pair for the lad has been made with non-roll elastic.


  2. Jed Keller says:

    Elastic is the bane of my life, I hate curl but the stiff stuff is horrid on full tummies. I have embraced the multi rows of narrower non-curl, each row a little shorter, comfortable but flexible.
    PS I love your annoyance rating, made me smile,
    xx N

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