I am rather pleased as I have finished my youngest son’s PJ bottoms rather quicker than I anticipated. I think my biggest problem, as I said in the last post, is bringing myself to cut the material as I worry about cutting it wrong and material isn’t cheap at all.
The pattern couldn’t have been easier which is good as I am trying to get my confidence back when it comes to dress-making. They probably only took about 5 hours maximum to sew together although I did them over a number of evenings this week.
Despite taking it quite slowly and reading the instructions carefully I still managed to catch one of the pockets in the top waistband, as I was meant to, but so that it faced backwards!!! I didn’t realise I had done this until he tried them on. He kindly said it didn’t matter and that I wasn’t to unpick the waistband, according to him the fact that the pocket faces backwards as this is ideal for his iPhone – I think he is being very polite.
Anyway, they are made and he loves them. The material a lovely soft cotton flannel has been a joy to work with and he is excited about them as they should keep him warmer in his student house. When your room is on the third floor of a Victorian terrace near the top of a hill keeping warm becomes quite a priority. Apparently the PJ bottoms are very on trend; and there was me thinking how old-fashioned they were.
Needless to say there has been a request for a second paid, so he must really like them. But first I have to make my eldest son a pair. I suspect that by Christmas I will be a little weary of making PJ bottoms but at least they are really appreciated.