When I first saw Sue Zipkin’s Gone Haunting fabric in green I knew I had to have a pair of pajama pants made from it. Then Alexis saw it, too, and wanted a pair. But she preferred the black and white version. Then Chris pouted because he wanted some new comfy pants. So, heck, while I was at it I whipped up a pair for the baby in orange. You don’t want to know how much I spent on fabric for pajamas.
They’re all made from different patterns or lack thereof — ahem, mine… I tried to use a pattern, but skin tight green cotton pants with skull & crossbones on them are rather, well…. deadly. You can’t really see in these pictures, but my pants are so hacked up. I had to add a strip of fabric down the outsides of both legs. I also had to figure out what the heck was wrong that was making the front waistband ride up a la Urkel, but the back side droop like a plumber’s pants. Obviously I had a near miss, but they did finally work out for me.
Making the pants themselves wasn’t such a chore (I actually had mine done in time for Sewing Summit). But getting the pictures taken took a good two weeks. Everyone enjoys their pants and because of that it was impossible to have them all clean at the same time. Actually, in this picture, Sean’s pants are rather covered in apple butter. But what are you gonna do? Toddlers. Humph.