Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pajama Pants

So, you guys know I'm tall, right? Well, I am. I'm 5'10" and finding pants that are long enough can be a challenge. Finding pajama pants that are long enough can be nearly impossible. I own 1 pair that have a 36" inseam and they are pushing 7 years old. They are flannel and most of the time, flannel does not work in California. So instead of shelling out $60 for a new pair, (J.Crew, I heart your jammies, but why so expensive?) I made my own. 

I basically made a pattern out of my favorite pj pants. I laid them on my fabric and drew around the shape of the folded pants, allowing extra room for seams, hems, and waistband. 

I cut out 4 leg panels and sewed them up, wrong sides together, starting with the inner leg seam. 

Like many of my sewing projects, my first attempt was not great. I cut the legs waaaaaay too wide. It looked like I was wearing a weird pajama, maxi skirt, culotte thing. I didn't realize this until I had the pants assembled. So I took them apart and started over in order to make a pair that fit a bit more tailored. 

I am standing on a step stool because I thought I would take the picture in the bathroom mirror. It didn't work out, so I angled the camera down and forget to step off before I took the photo.

I really like the way they turned out. They are a bit low rise, which I like, and kind of tailored so it doesn't look like I have a load in the back of my pants. The fabric has some stretch to it and is really comfy. The best part is they are long. I love them and can't wait to make some more!


  1. Wow!! I love them, Aly!! You so crafty :)

  2. Such a great idea Ali!! I am 5' 11 and seriously why are long pajama pants so hard to find! I end up wearing yoga pants! Now if I just knew how to sew, haha!

  3. great idea! why is it that all jammie pants are so freakin short????