My younger is 15 and wanted a new pair of woven joggers. A style that frankly baffles me, but I am not the client. Miss 20 wanted warm pyjama bottoms. Both were happy with an elastic waisted loose pant pattern and both asked for pockets.
Out came McCalls 2376 and I traced off a size 10. For Miss 15 I added some length while cutting out. For Miss 20 I trimmed the outer leg seams a bit. Yes, Miss 15 is taller than Miss 20. Almost everyone is.
Both lasses looked through the fabric stash. The elder claimed the dachshund fabric, the younger claimed the teal/red border print. The dachshund fabric is a flannelette from Peter Alexander and was $2.00 a metre from a fabric jobber. The teal fabric was a gift from a friend. It is a beautiful cotton lawn.
I drafted an in-seam pocket:
Both have “It has pockets” labels:
Pattern – used many times – free
Teal fabric – a gift
Dachshund fabric – 3 metres at $2.00 = $6.00
Elastic – approximately $4.00
Labels – $1.00 each = $2.00
Totals – $12.00
Do it again? That’s a given!
Miss 15 decided to not bother with elastic in the hems. Miss 20 agreed to a picture – of the pyjamas.