I am not sure what has gotten into me this past week, maybe the new job? Who know and who cares! I have been sewing and that in and of itself is enough to make me a very happy woman.
I started making my hubbie some pajama bottoms for Father's day but I did not get them finished until this past weekend. All I can say is they are "PERFECT!" His words. Ok, and mine. I wish I could show you a shot of him wearing them but I have had little luck in that department even though he has worn them for the past 2 nights.
Here are a few shots I took tonight after he ran out of the house. I had to play with the photos to lighten them up. I hope they are ok. I did not want to wait another day to post.
Each year I would buy Rob pajama bottoms from Old Navy for Christmas but this past year he said he did not want any more Christmas themed pajamas. Well, I have never been so insulted when it came to gift giving before in my life. Oh, wait. Yes I have. My sister-in-law did once say "oh great just want I need, more crap for my house" and a friend once said "for future reference, I do not need one more candle." Yeah, nice, huh? Anyway, I knew what Rob was saying. He still wanted the pajamas but he did not want to wear Santa hats in the middle of June. I get it.
I let him rummage through my fabric stash and select fabric.
He picked fish. He did not know he was picking something from my prized stash. After all, this was just not some fabric I just happened to have laying around. No, it has been in my craft room for a long time waiting for the perfect project to come along. Guess what? It finally did. I have enough fabric between the two that I can make pajama pants for Rob, Ellie and me. I do love that he picked a fabric with cute little black fish named Robert. It's a sign.
I looked at a ton of pajama pant patterns and tutorials but I decided to take a pair he already owned and has completely worn out and use them as a guide. I did not even bother ripping out seams. I just cut those tattered and torn things to pieces and traced them. The original pair had 4 pieces but I left the side seams intact and only had 2 pieces to sew. That does not mean I did any less sewing. I double stitched all the seams. I stitched all the seams in place and I even zigzagged them to keep them neat and tidy. I stitched the elastic in place so it would not shift or try and flip. I cannot recall another project in which I used so much thread. All I have to say, is these things better last a very long time with all the effort I put into them.
When I get around to making more pajamas for Ellie and me or more for Rob, I will share those pics too.