I’m finally back into sewing after moving in August, even though not everything is tidily packed away yet. I was determined to sew some things in time for winter, and these pajama pants by Indygo Junction were at the top of my list.
The fabric is a kinda crazy flannel I bought a few years ago from Discount Fabrics in Berkeley, CA. It feels like good quality flannel, and hopefully it won’t pill too badly like other flannels I’ve used before.
I did enlarge the pattern by a few inches around, since the largest size for this pattern is a 2x, but I left the ruffled hems the same size just so they wouldn’t flare out quite so much.
I’m debating whether to make the matching top or not. I actually made a pair of these 2 years ago in a black linen and I do wear them out and about, grateful that I live in a somewhat hippie-ish place.
I laid out the pattern and cut the jacket out. I can’t believe I avoided doing this for days, I was so fearful. I ended up making 2 mistakes right off the bat! But, because I’d ordered extra fabric, and could use one mistake to cut out some smaller pieces, I think all will be well.
The Sleeve Adjustments
This photo shows the lengthening of the sleeves I had to do. I’m using the Clover Wonder Clips as well as only using pins in the seam allowances so I don’t pierce the waterproof layers. I will review the clips soon.
I’m also on the road right now, and will be until October. All my sewing stuff is with me. I cut out 6 or 7 patterns before leaving, because cutting on the road seemed like it would be hard to do. They’re all in separate plastic bags with their respective pattern instructions, notions and thread.
Since we only have one small table in our trailer on which to dine, compute and sew, nothing has happened yet. It’s all in my mind. The first thing I need to do is try sewing on the Ultrex fabric and ironing on the seam sealing tape as a test. Just writing that puts a tiny knot my belly.