Saturday, September 17, 2011

Remnants to pajama pants

All 6 of my children have requested pajama pants, well the 5 who speak have, technically.  I made some for Mr. Monk first and true to my nature made MANY mistakes.  I'm sorry to confess to you that his pants are already falling apart.  He is rather hard on clothes and he hasn't taken these pants off since I made them, but I was hasty and am paying for it now.  I finally understand the old aphorism "a stitch in time saves nine".  So last night it was back to the drawing board for pajama pants.  I bought a remnant piece at JoAnn for less than $3 and decided to use it for practice.  This time I reinforced every. single. seam.  Hopefully Calvin's remnant pj pants will hold up a little better than his brother's.  I think I'm ready to move on.

Oh- and I made FOUR skirts yesterday before getting to these pants.  Let's just say it was a long day.  And tonight- I'm not making anything.  We spent 2 hours on the road this morning early then 6 hours in a HOT crowded pool for a swim meet then 2 more hours on the road.  (I just have to insert here that they swam so fast that it was well worth it.)  I'm beat and going to bed after I read my older kids one more chapter of Master Puppeteer.  We're loving that book so much.


  1. For someone who didn't like sewing back in December, you have come a LONG way. I am proud of you that you persevered and did not give up, but gave it another try! Good work:) You are inspiring me. Just Friday, I repurposed a shirt into a skirt, a shirt into leggings, and made fleece pajama pants complete with a name down the side and a fleece hat for a birthday gift.



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