I bought a pair of sleep pants at a huge discount store and they cut the label out of them so I have no idea who made them or even what size they are but they are the most comfortable sleep pants I have ever owned.
I have a bunch of plaid fabric left over from my grandma’s shirt making days that she handed down. I decided to re-create these sleep pants.
I started laying the pants out and tracing around them onto wrapping paper. I am sure there are better ways to do this but this was the only paper that I owned that was long enough to have one piece.
Once the pattern was traced with 1/2 inch seam allowances, I cut out the plaid. You need make no comment on how awesome that wrapping paper is.
I cut out two pieces of my pattern on the fold. this means that I only have two seams, one up each leg to make the legs. I sewed my seam, checked the size by trying them on and then did a zigzag stitch on my seam so that it will not fray in the wash. I do not have a surger so I just used the zigzag. I used a white thread because I already had the bobbins wound and was lazy. They are just sleep pants so I was not too worried about aesthetics.
I put in an elastic waste and a pocket on the back because there is nothing more annoying than lounge pants and nowhere to put your phone.
This is what I ended up with. They are comfy and wonderful. I did a little detail of puppies on the pocket.
Please forgive the model, she is not a professional. The photographer is not up to my usual standards either.
I am happy with my pants and they were a good warm up to make my Easter skirt that I will have a post on soon.
I will leave you with these cute puppies and the pillow cases that I made.