Friday, September 27, 2013

Owl Pajamas!!

I did it! I sewed myself up some PJs with that awesome owl flannel. I didn't have anyone around to take pictures of them actually on me, so these will have to do.

owl flannel pajama pants

owl flannel pajama pants


I love how silly they are! There was a slight problem... I didn't have quite enough fabric to make them long enough to add a hem. So I improvised and added cuffs at the bottom. I don't think it looks too bad!

But there may be another problem... I didn't prewash the flannel and now I'm worried they'll shrink to be way too short! I know flannel can shrink a lot so I may have to take off the cuffs and add new ones in a different fabric. But maybe that won't be such a bad thing? It'll add interest, right? And if I get a good color, it will  totally look like an intentional design feature. Totally. Maybe if that happens I'll take the elastic out and add a waistband in the same fabric I pick for the cuffs. Then it will look really planned!

I'll wash them and see what happens... But no matter what, I will make them work! This owl fabric is just too awesome to let go to waste!

Did you do any selfish sewing this week?

Linking up to Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts!

5 comments:

  1. So cute! I adore flannel pants. And, if need be, a new cuff in one of the colors from the owl fabric would add a great accent.

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  2. These are really fun! I think you could totally add a solid cuff at the bottom. Good luck!

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  3. Those owl pjs are awesome! I hope they don't shrink but if they do and you add more flannel, remember to pre-wash it so that doesn't shrink afterwards :)

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