In an attempt to
learn how to sew expand my sewing skills, I tried my hand at a pair of PJ pants. I used this tutorial I found while browsing the internet.
There are quite a few tutorials out there, but I like the only-one-seam feature of this particular pattern. I would have liked more instruction with certain aspects, but they are probably sufficient for someone who sews regularly.
|Step One: make your pattern|
The first step is making the pattern. I used a pair of PJ bottoms from my drawer and a roll of craft paper I have had since my oldest was a kindergartener. There is an advantage to hoarding!
|Gorgeous Karavan fabric|
The fabric is Valori Wells Karavan from my stash. The pattern is pinned on the fold to alleviate one of the seams. In addition, I doubled up the fabric so I only had to pin and cut once.
I deviated from the pattern in that I didn't add contrasting cuffs because I wanted a fuller, capri style bottom. Even though there is room for improvement, I am pleased with my first pair!
|On to the next pattern|
For the next pair, I am planning more of a lounge pants style that is roomier in the waist and longer. I might even try adding the contrasting cuff.
Happy stitching! Thanks for stopping by,