Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sewing again......Simplicity 2290

Back in action over Memorial Day weekend, my sewing mojo reappeared.  It's funny how much I like buying fabric and patterns and then getting around to doing the sewing seems to elude me sometimes.

Over the next few days I'll catch up on my blogging what I've sewn.

Pajama Pants:
I've had this fabric for some time.  I made a self drafted pattern off of some old pj's and then opted to buy a store bought pattern, Simplicity 2290 "learn to sew" pattern for the whole family.

What I didn't like about this pattern was that there is only one piece so the fabric layout is challenging because you have to lay the fabric flat instead of on the fold.  Then fit wise, you have a wider boxy fitting silhouette with the side seam missing.

What I did like about this pattern is that it's one piece and you sew 2 seams- one on each leg and then you sew them together, fold over the top edge to make a casing and hem the bottom.  I did most of it on my serger and it was really quick.  I did not add the tie at the front because it's totally decorative.
Slightly wrinkly because I wore them last night.
I also made them mid calf length for summer.  The fabric is a pretty sheer lawn and it was very soft and comfy to wear.
Elastic casing finish.
Super easy and fast pattern.  I would make them again out of equally soft and light fabric.  Wow, this is probably the most boring post of all time. Sorry folks.  Pattern Review to follow.