More energetic people have been making Jeans in January, and I did think about joining in, but after a busy Christmas and New Year, I found that I had no energy to start anything new. I think I will leave jeans until I start to see some progress on the inevitable New Year diet…I wanted to make something really easy that didn’t require any fitting and I had picked up some flannelette fabric at Abakhan. This fabric was very wide so I think it is intended to make sheets, but it is incredibly cosy and soft so I knew immediately that I wanted to make some new pyjamas and with just a metre and a half I managed to cut out two pairs.
I made a pair of pyjamas last winter using New Look 6321 so I had the pieces all ready to go – which was just what I needed for an easy January project. My first pair were quite baggy so I unscientifically took about half an inch off the outer and inside leg seams this time. I might reinstate a bit of the inside leg next time as I would like a little more room at the back!The waist tie is made of ribbon attached to elastic, I love the ribbon finish but the elastic immediately started to get twisted so I have found a tutorial for attaching the elastic directly to the fabric for next time I make this pattern.
This couldn’t have been an easier project to start the year – though I still managed to get stalled for a week until I got round to finding some elastic and ribbon for the waistband!But I finally finished them last night, got some pictures this morning and I am wearing them right now and they are indeed extremely cosy.I may be ready to try something new now! Has anyone else found it hard to get started this month – or have you all been busy sewing jeans?