I know, I know, I am a little late with this In-Stitches Along project – almost 8 months late. Way back in April, I even bought some pretty pink fabric and green ribbon for my embellished pj pants... And yes, the fabric is still sitting nicely in one of my fabric bins. Instead I opted for some cozy flannel. It is so, so soft and seemed a bit better suited for a winter holiday gift.
My Momma is very hard to buy for. She never really used to be - I could always get her something for the kitchen... a new cookbook or fancy utensil. But these days, mom tends to sit around or sleep most days. We blame it mostly on all the medicine she is taking. The one thing that will get her motivated to get spiffed up and ready to go is shopping. But as much as we may wish we could shop every day, it just isn’t a reality. Anyway, because of this, I thought how can I make her days more cozy? I already made her a quilt for Christmas last year and she loved it. Pajamas was just one of the many littler gifts I could think of. And since she insists I “make her something,” store bought just wouldn’t do.
So, I thought, what a great way to sneak in another In Stitches Along project. I started out the year on a roll with the projects... And ended by missing the majority or months. Oops. Hopefully when Kelli and Finny pick a new book, I will be more successful next year.
The pants were extra easy to make. I did take a little time to zig zag and trip my seams – this made them look so much more professional. And it also made me wish for my own serger! The legs are really wide, but I love them. So cozy. I remember reading people’s comments that they were so big – I am hoping that they were only talking about the wide legs, because I didn’t find the waist and hips to be extra big on me. I am going to move forward believing it was only the legs that were big... Because if I don’t, I might get a complex. I opted for simple twill tape for the draw string. I really didn’t want to spend the time making it out of the flannel – too much folding and ironing for me.
I hope they fit Mom. She is a bit shorter and a little bigger than I am... If they don’t, I have some back up flannel and a week off over Christmas to make another pair.
Oh and this is another instance of one for you, one for me. The blue ones are for momma and the pink ones are for me :)