Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Floral PJ Pants

Take a look at the pretty fabric that Wholeport sent me this month.

It wasn't quite what I was expecting so I had to think fast to come up with a project to make with it.

I thought I could use it to make so great pj pants but then quickly realized there was only a metre and wasn't sure it was enough.

Aha!  I remembered I had an old pattern from New Look in my collection that would be perfect.  I used to love New Look patterns, even though they often started at sizes that were way too big for me.  They're hard to find now though.
New Look 6060
When I put the pattern pieces on the fabric I quickly realized it was much wider than the 150cm shown in the product listing.  This was even after pre-washing to shrink it.

That meant I could run both leg pieces side by side with plenty of room to spare to make a drawstring, pockets, or any other little embellishments I needed.

I ended using a really wide blanket binding ribbon for the waistband to add some contrast.

So cute!  Even though I wasn't expecting it, it turned out to be exactly the fabric I needed~
After 3 years of blogging, standing
around outside taking pictures of myself
in my pj's is pretty normal as far as
my neighbours are concerned~
I quickly threw the little tank top together from the same pattern, but it's a little too little, so into the donation pile it goes.  I'll make another one the right size and add this cute little iron-on transfer that I also got.
Check out the quilting fabric section at for more pretty fabric choices.

*This post is a sponsored post however I did not receive any compensation other than free product as shown and all opinions are my own.

This project was featured here:

Sugar Bee Crafts


Theresa said...

Those are so cute! (And look comfy too.) I love the fabric pattern.

Cranberry Morning said...

Very cute and hippie-ish. Fun to see it coming back.

Adventurous Quilter said...

That is gorgeous!

Maria said...

Oh how CUTE!!!! The PJ pants look great, and I love the fabric! So fun and colorful! :)

Mandy Beyeler said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!!

Breezy Brie said...

love the vera bradley print! I just checked their entire site and they don't have any other of those patterns...shoot! You got lucky :)


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