|Notice that bias tape? :)|
Both fabrics are from old bed sheets. Both are super soft from being previously loved.
Bed clothes from bed sheets. Something about that just feels really right.
Details on my adaptations HERE.
My instructions for altering the pattern to fit a toddler HERE.
On this particular pair of pants I also did something different on the waistline.
Instead of just threading elastic the whole way around I did 10" of elastic and two 5" pieces of twill tape sewn on to each end of the elastic.
Of course, it wasn't until I had my twill tape and elastic sewn together that I realized I'd have to make some kind of button hole for the drawstring to come out through. Which is all fine and good except for one thing. I haven't made a real button hole since my sewing classes in college. (i.e. I still haven't gone to the trouble to figure out how to do button holes on my own sewing machine.) Lame, I know, but true.
Before sewing the casing together, I just snipped a little rectangle where I wanted the "button hole" to be and then did a tight zigzag stitch around (and around and around) it until it looked sturdy.
And you know what? I'm totally satisfied.
I really like the way it turned out. So much easier on the eyes than my first attempt at dressing Baby.
Although I have two things to say about it:
- I solemnly swear to never ever sew baby doll sleeves ever again. Ever.
- The headband is a super cute feature. But I totally regret making it. Because all it takes is one slight touch and it falls off of Baby's head and Olivia wants it put back on and I get sick of putting it back on and why did I even make this thing in the first place? Uhh... it kind of brings on the crazies.
Anyway, all in all, two very cute sets of pajamas.
Great fit. Super comfy. Made from old sheets.
Can't beat that. :)