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Old 01-02-2018, 11:16 AM
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I have lots of cozy, cute flannel and plaid flannel.
It is time to start sewing through my stash of fabric.
I want to make some PJ pants for family members raging in age and sizes from 3 years old to 70 years old, sizes pre-schooler to XXL.

It is years since I have sewn pj pants and I think it is time for a new pattern.
What pattern do you suggest?

Questions:
Waist
*Drawstring waist --- casing and buttonholes?
*Elastic waist?
*Combination?

Legs
*How wide are pj legs these days?


Also, I would love to make leggings for 3 yr old granddaughter.
What pattern do you recommend?
Fabrics? What kind of knits do you buy?

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Old 01-02-2018, 11:57 AM
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Is elastic for the waistband. I have an older washer and the drawstrings catch under the agitator. Makes for some pretty unsavory language on my laundry days!
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:08 PM
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Great project! I know nothing about sewing but my vote for wearing is elastic. I hate drawstrings!
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:32 PM
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I love my elastic waist PJs and I have quite wide legs (on my pjs) so theyíre comfortable.
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I highly recommend
Old 01-02-2018, 01:24 PM
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Peek-A-Boo Patterns. She also sells fabric.

Her patterns are mostly geared toward children, but I am making some plaid jammie pants from her pattern too.

I made the drawstring waist combined with the elastic waist. This particular pattern is wide legs.

She also has an awesome (easy) pattern for leggings that I use. However, I do attach the elastic differently than she does. I make the casing and then thread the elastic through.

Amy Hindman is the owner, and she is wonderful to work with. She also has FB pages, one for patterns, one for fabric, for client to ask questions about any of her patterns and/or fabric.


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Old 01-02-2018, 06:16 PM
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Thanks for all your replies.
Wide legs it is, elastic waistband (maybe drawstring for decoration) and now I am off to find Peek-a-boo patterns for a little look-see.

I might not be able to get her patterns in Canada.
I will check.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:22 PM
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Have you ever used pdf patterns? You print at home, put it together, and cut out the pattern. Here is a free pajama pants pattern from one of the designers. There is an adult version also. I havenít made this, but Iíve made lots of other pdf printable patterns and several from this designer.

http://www.patternsforpirates.com/product/wtp-youth/
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pdf patterns are awesome!
Old 01-03-2018, 12:36 PM
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I love the convenience of selecting the pattern and minutes later,,,wa la!...minutes later, I'm working on it!

I've also purchased from P4P. They are definitely great especially for adults.

Peek A Boo is still a fave for kid's things
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:23 PM
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Hideeho - I love the pdf patterns, too! Iíve made lots of them for women, but Iím just getting into the childrenís patterns for my grandson who will be born in May. I have seen the Peekaboo ones and some other designers, too.
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:04 PM
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maybe someday one of us should start a thread about the online indie pattern makers we like!

One of my granddaughters is growing out of the Peek A Boo patterns, and I've spent literally hours looking for patterns for tweens and what have you. It's her bust size that is messing things up. Well, also the fact that she will officially be 13 yo in February, and her tastes have changed somewhat.

I probably out to check out the folks over on the Creative Outlet board, too.


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Old 01-03-2018, 08:29 PM
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Thanks for the tip about pdf patterns.
I have not tried them.
I definitely will now.

And yes ----- please head over to the Creative Board.
We need your ideas.
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