Oh wait! That’s not even sewing! Yup, all I’ve done so far is cut these out. This is the pair of PJj pants for my husband, Kevin. I’m using Butterick 5153, a pattern I’ve used for him a few times before. He’s a tall guy, about 6’4″, so finding pj pants long enough (without spending a fortune,) can be a little tedious. I like this pattern because the top, while high, is not ridiculously high. I pulled out a simplicity pj pattern that I recently used for my dad, and the top part of the pant was about 2 inches higher. My dad is going to be swimming in those (too late now b/c they’re wrapped and with him already). I can always cut his down later if he wants me too. For Kevin’s, he prefers a simple drawstring made out of the pj material, so I cut that too. I just need to make sure I put the buttonholes for the drawstring on the correct side…I can’t tell you how many times I’ve put them on the back! Ha ha ha.
I wanted to sew yesterday, but just decided that I needed to do other things…clean house, play with dogs, write out Christmas cards, read a book, etc… I only have a so much free time and figured I should do something besides sew since I spent a good part of Saturday in the sewing room. I find that if I sew for long periods of time, or when I feel I should be doing something else, I tend to make mistakes because I start to rush. It’s best to quit while I’m ahead and that’s how I felt yesterday.