2009年10月8日木曜日

new PJs

I absolutely loooove two seem pants.

Take some stretchy material and fold it in half.

Take a pair of your kids pants and fold them so the crotch is sticking out one side and there's a straight, outer-side-of-leg seam on the other side.

Line the outer side of leg sem up against the fold on your material.

Pin if you're feeling pedantic.

Cut around the shape of the pants adding about 2cm for seamage and about 6cm at top for hemmage.

Repeat.

Lay two cut pieces of material out flat.

Sew shorter sides together on both ides (crutch section)

Place crutch seams together (should now look like the shape of pants) and sew big U shape from one ankle, up to crutch and down to other ankle.

Add elastic in the waist hemmage space and you're done.


I assuage my too-slack-to-even-hem-the-ankles guilt by sewing a heart of the same material on the shirt to make a set.

Made a pair for Amy too but no cute pictures of them both as she is going through a need daddy by my side constantly stage leading to much heart wrenching tears when he is not around at bedtime (which face it, this is Japan, not having daddy here at bedtime is something she should be pretty used to by now...). So here we have Meg posing, K trying to get his aikido gear on- I'm assuming Aikido-ka do very few surprise attacks as it takes a good 10 minutes for K to gear up- and Amy wailing "Don't leave meeeee!!! I neeeeeeeed you!!!!!" The PJs are cute though, yeah?

9 件のコメント:

Priscilla さんのコメント...

Sewing is so much FUN isn't it? I was wondering who that man in somekind of historical outfit was. LOL. It turned out to be your hubby!

Nay さんのコメント...

Wow - the girls PJ's are awesome!! I love them :)

I like to sew but unfortunately I really am not very good at it, lol! While mum is here (in December) we have a few sewing projects to keep us entertained. I doubt they will end up looking as good as your pajamas do though!!

illahee さんのコメント...

they are VERY cute!!

Girl Japan: April Marie さんのコメント...

Whoa, you made those-- very pink, very cute.... they look store bought.. they look like the kids section for bedhead p.j.'s at Nords...

Kim さんのコメント...

What a sweet sweet picture of the girls and Ken. Such a nice nice Daddy!

And, to confess, I never make Jun stop crying, "Daddy, don't go!" That way SHE is giving the guilt trip, and not me! HEHEHEHE!

I NEVER thought of making PJ's. With your tutorial, I bet I could do it!

Lulu さんのコメント...

Great PJs! Love all the pink! I guess you can never escape it.

I didn`t know K did Aikido. Has he always trained? I used to live with a couple of Aikido dudes but I never really understood it.

Jo Tomooka さんのコメント...

Oh no! Emily just walked in while I was reading your blog and asked who the picture of the girl was.... when I told her and told her that you MADE the pjs for her she just about went crazy! I wonder if I should force myself to get the sewing machine out....

Gaijin Wife さんのコメント...

Cute PJs. Granny K is a sewer from way back but if I requested some I have a feeling the top half would come complete with a vest.

Gina さんのコメント...

Those are really cute pajamas!!!