Enter It's So Easy Simplicity A2052 pajama pattern.
Now I probably could have taken the time to draft a pattern, but sometimes convenience it worth the $1.97 I spent on this pattern. I even made it less time consuming by omitting the pocket, tie, and silly little button hole to put the elastic through. I just left the casing partially opened for elastic insertion. So now there were only two pattern pieces to deal with.
Not only that, I stacked the two flannel prints on top of each other, cut, and surged away. The whole operation took less than two hours for two pairs of pajama bottoms.
My son wouldn't let me take a photo of his extraordinarily short pajamas that he was wearing before. Party pooper. It was pretty funny.
The only thing that I didn't like about this pattern was that it didn't mention that elastic was needed. I assumed that the tie was threaded through the casing. Luckily, I had some elastic on hand to do the job.
In other sewing news, I would like to do a quick progress report on the jacket I have been working on. I recently read of one blogger, Jane, who is making the same jacket describe her progress as "slogging away." I feel as I am doing just that, slogging away. (Unlike Katrina who whips up a tailored dress in 7 hours from start to finish. Check it out on her blog.)
I set in the sleeves about three times to get rid of those pesky puckers. In the end, having read everything there was on the subject of setting in sleeves, I settled for some very little puckers.
I also learned how to make a sleeve head that goes inside the sleeve to give it some shape at the shoulders. Here is mine hand basted into the sleeve before sewing. Is is made out of muslin and interfacing.
The next time I post about this crazy jacket, it will be finished by gum!
Have a lovely week!