Each new season doesn’t really become a proper season until there’s the new season’s pyjamas. This winter’s were a little late. But – better late than never. This winter soft, new, flannel pyjama pants seemed even more needed than before – this girl of ours, she just keeps on growing and growing. The old pyjama pants were all ankles and cold bits so, with Abby finishing her week at work, I dug around in the sewing shed to find some lovely flannel for a cosy new pair for the weekend – and hopefully a matching pillowcase. I wasn’t disappointed – there is soooooo much fabric in the sewing shed.
I even found a new pattern – well, new in that it was a previously uncut pants pattern from a well used nightie pattern that I was able to cut a few sizes bigger than the old pants pattern. Thinking of those long legs, I even cut the x-x-large in the length and THEN added 2 more inches.
Within moments of Abby’s arrival home I talked her into a nice hot shower and into her new pants …. and they were too short. TOO SHORT! How could this be! I added so much fabric! And yet there was that hem – well and truly above the ankle, all drafty and cold. Aargh! (Both she and Julian wondered out loud why I didn’t measure her first – they’re so boring ;-)
She just laughed, pulled them off, chucked them back on the sewing table and went to find something else. Noooooooooooooooo!
However – there was some of the pretty candy cane stripe left over from the pillowcase – just enough for a nice deep, 4 inch finished false hem. Surely that would almost touch the floor.
It does. Phew! And the poor dear, she’s been so unwell with a sinus infection that soft, cosy flannel pyjama pants are just what’s needed when the days are spent snuggled up on the sofa whilst mama bustles around you, so pleased to have you home and wanting lots of attention :-)
In fact, I think another couple of pairs are in order … good thing there’s plenty more flannel in the shed ….