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.
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!