Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Lady pants for everyone!

I made a couple of pairs of pajama pants for Christmas. One for me, and one for the Mister. I used McCall 5248. That's right, we're both wearing the lady pants!

In case you didn't catch it, Joann's had flannel for $1.49 or something like that for Black Friday. I bought two yards for myself, and two yards for Mr. Thinks He Can. Neither of us have rear ends, so while I was a little short on fabric, I managed to eek it out.

On mine, I have no rear and am short waisted. I took out an inch in the crotch and an inch in the rear and they fit near perfect. I also took out an inch in the length. As you can see by my weird stretch move, they fit quite nicely.

Check out the cute owl print flannel. The white print reads "Hoot" up and down the pants. Love it!

My assistant dubs them cuddle approved!

Then I had the Mister try them on. I don't know how to say this, but you can read between the lines. You should not put a man in lady pants and cut his crotch depth any. It was vulgar. Like Bruno. So, I added the depth back to the crotch and back. I did take an extra inch out of the length though. Lucky for me I am four inches shorter and my inseam is an inch longer. What's up with that?

The fit turned out pretty darn good. He says they are very comfortable and is actually wearing them. That is unexpected!

He got the cute frog print.

For both pairs I skipped the drawstring. I serged around the raw edge at the top and folded it down and sewed it into place and ran some elastic through. When I make these again, and I will because they are quick and easy, I will add pockets and a fly for the Mister. That is the only thing he is suspicious of. An evil genius I am!


  1. I love the flannel pants. I really need to do this too. It's a nice way to make him something easy and include him in the sewing. It never occurred to me that I could just use adjust a ladies pattern.

    My hubby and I have the same inseam length even though he is six inches taller. It's nice for sharing a car because we only have to adjust mirrors and never where the seat sits.

  2. Aww, I love the prints! And that pattern looks super cute. I mean, pj pants aren't that different from pattern to pattern, but I love all the other pieces in it. I'll be keeping an eye out for this one. :D

    And if it weren't clear, the pj's are very cute! Good job translating this pattern for the Hubby. :)

  3. How cute.. both pairs.. Love the owls and the frogs too.. What fun pj's are to sew... Happy sewing