Sewing Project #2 – Pajama Pants

February 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm Leave a comment

I actually finished this over a week ago, but I didn’t get around to taking pictures of it until, um, about 10 minutes ago.

For my second sewing project, I made a pair of flannel pajama pants for Hisa for Valentine’s Day. This was the first item of clothing I’ve ever sewn, so they certainly didn’t come out perfect, but Hisa seemed happy enough that I made them for him.

Besides being the first item of clothing I’ve ever sewn (I don’t think the apron really counts as clothing), this was the first time I’ve sewn anything with elastic in it, and the first time I’ve sewn a zig-zag stitch. I made the elastic a little too loose in the end (sorry Honey), but it was fun watching the sewing needle make the zig-zag stitch.

Besides the elastic, these pants were pretty easy to make.

Lessons learned:

  • Make the elastic slightly tighter than you measured it.
  • Make sure to check the width of the fabric when you buy it, so you’ll know it’s wide enough as well as long enough for your pattern pieces.

My next project is going to be the hardest yet… a dress. A simple dress, but a dress nonetheless.

Wish me luck…

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