Very necessary (pajama shorts)

Friends, I have been sleeping in squalor. Not our bed, but my sleepwear, was truly upsetting. I finally owned up to the fact that these lady-boxers from Old Navy circa 2005 were not going to cut it anymore:

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Therefore, I resolved to replace them. I used the misshapen pieces as best I could to draft some pattern pieces. I’ve never tried shorts or pants before but desperation drove me to try. I made a muslin and some minor adjustments. Bless those shredded shorts, not only did they provide me with a new pattern but I was able to salvage their elastic as well for the new shorts.

For fabric, I used salvaged polka dot cotton that I scored at my mom’s church garage sale. With my pale complexion, I tend to stay away from light blue but all bets are off when it comes to jammies. Somber charcoal, no thanks! Precious polka dots, yes please!

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Charming, no? No tears or shreds and they’re even better than their predecessor (may they rest in peace). I slept soundly knowing that they wouldn’t disintegrate overnight. And, even if they’re a very small project, it felt good to quickly and easily make something that I actually needed.

Enjoy your holiday tomorrow, those of you who are in the States!

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