Confession: I didn’t get my sewing machine serviced when I said I would. I kept it all through finals, all through moving, and once I got it all set up in my new space, it started making angry noises. I had to bring it in last Sunday. This was a bit of a challenge as I’d signed up for the Pyjama Party, hosted by Karen of Did You Make That. I got my machine back on Friday evening and had to start my project right away!
I decided to try something new for me and modify a pattern to mimic RTW inspiration. As a side note, a friend and coworker of mine introduced me to the designer Isabel Marant, and I’m just smitten with her work. I have a Pinterest board named Sewing Inspiration that is 50% Isabel. These are the inspiration pants:
I adapted a Burda trouser pattern (as I knew I liked the crotch rise and leg width) by widening the hips, shortening the legs and making a rectangular elastic waistband.
I used quilting cotton found from my Portland thrifting trip and some ikat purchased during my birthday week. The jams ended up a little bloomier than their inspiration photo because of the nature of the fabric, but I still think they’re pretty fun. And the waistband is my favorite part, I love the multiple bands of elastic.
I also added some pockets using a skirt pattern (McCall’s 5591) that I’m currently working with.
I don’t know what it is – maybe moving recently – but I’ve been living in pajama pants lately. I have one other thrifted pair that sees a lot of use, so it’s great that I can rotate now.
And do they count as pajama pants if you wear them to the grocery store??