Remember this brushed cotton candy stripe double sheet I got for a measly £2 in a charity shop a while back?
Well some of it has now become these! Lovely cosy pyjama bottoms, perfect for the onset of chilly winter evenings and so soft and fluffy too.
I've not made a garment since a hideous turquoise A-line elasticated waist skirt during textiles at school but I did some research and watched a few YouTube videos to get an idea of the general techniques involved and hey presto!
I basically used an old pair of pyjama bottoms as the cutting template and sewed up the long seams of the individual legs. I used a whizzy technique of placing one finished leg inside the other (right sides facing), then matching up the seams in order to stitch the legs together. Then I added the elasticated waist (leaving a channel for the ribbon tie). Finally I even added a pocket to the rear (cocky or what?!).
I picked up another brushed cotton sheet at the charity shop
and have since made a second pair of pjbs, voila
Missy loves them and has asked for a pair herself, not sure how I feel about mother/daughter matching pyjamas but they are really cosy so it would be child cruelty not to, wouldn't it?