Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pajama Bottoms Galore!

I know, I know. PJ bottoms are boring. So how about SIX pair of pj bottoms? Does that make it a bit less boring? No? Oh well. :)

I decided I need a pair of new PJ bottoms for my trip to Pennsylvania in April, so I made a pair using a fabric I'd bought on sale at Eddie's Quilting Bee in Sunnyvale. When I was staying with Peggy, I just loved her African print PJ bottoms, so I picked up a couple African prints at JoMars in Philadelphia. Then I bought a paisley flannel, also at JoMars. I also made a pair out of a pebbled silk from FabricMart. And then I had a plaid light blue flannel lying around from Fabrix -- might as well sew that up too.

I forced myself to stop at six pair - I was getting a bit obsessive. Most of these use the Louise Cutting One Seam pant pattern. It may be the last time I use this particular pattern because she has come out with a modified One Seam pant that is a bit more fitted. I'll have to try that one — but it may supplant this pattern as my go-to PJs. The black flannel print was too narrow for the one seam pattern, so for those I used Burda 7400, without the band at the hem.

So, here's the gallery!

Most Gender Neutral Most Luxe
Best Matched Print Most Likely to Disintegrate
Most Snuggly Most Funka-delic

Which reminds me. I think this is the first time I've owned a pair of silk PJ bottoms. How do you guys store yours? Do you hang or fold?


  1. Ooooh! You read my mind! Just what I need, in multiples also.If I shouldn't already be on my way to work, I'd be in my sewing room reacting to your "enabling".D*****,I do sew hate having to finance my real life.
    BTW tho' I have never commented before, I have to inform you that this is NOT the first time you have enabled me. Thanks.

  2. I love them all! Hang or fold?--wherever I have the most room at the time. :)

  3. lol love your labels! I've been on a bit of a jammy-making binge as well; but mostly for the favorite set (wish I would have bought more fabric so I could have some too!) is out of a thin, but VERY warm & comfy fleece.

    All jammies here get folded & drawered. Even if I had more closet space, I think I would fold them. The one exception is the silk nightgown. And all robes. They get hung.

  4. What a wonderful collection of PJ bottoms. And the pair you are modeling /dark T looks like a darling outfit, BTW. Great job.


  5. You do know you're crazy, don't you? Have you heard of TJ Maxx? I know, I sew, but when the time I have to do that is limited, then the time I do have is used to make up a wonderful French pattern company pattern or the newest Loes Hinse or Style Arc or.....but jammie bottoms! You are so funny. Guess that's why we all love ya girlfriend!

  6. Fold. Re's, some of us are not one-size-fits-all and anything from TJ Maxx would barely cover my calves, much less my ankles.

  7. Wow! Is that why you picked up all of those African prints?! Couldn't figure out why you wanted so many...but these are awesome!

  8. Wow, amazing. Your productivity humbles me!!
    I have to confess to only having one pair of pyjamas, as does everyone in my family. These are always, but always! folded in the morning and put under the pillow, in fact I believe most Aussies would do this. It is passed down from the British tradition I think... I'm even kind of startled to discover other people don't do the same! Oh what a sheltered life I've led...
    I would do this with all jammies, including silk. Our dressing gowns are hung up in the wardrobe.

  9. Gotta say I love making PJ bottoms and I wear them WAY to much in the evenings and lazy mornings!