Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Vintage Lounge Pants

Vintage Lounge Pants is just a fancy way of saying PJ Pants!

I got the idea to use vintage bed sheets as fabric for PJ pants from Ducky House.  Used sheets make awesome lounge pants because they are already super soft and are really inexpensive.  I made two pairs of adult pants for $4.00.  The best part was not having to hem the bottom of the pants when using a flat sheet.  But I admit that it was tough to find cute vintage sheets so I ended up used a couple of fitted sheets for the pants and had to go ahead and hem the bottoms.  Not too big of deal when the sheet fabric is so dang cute.

I used several different blogs to come up with the perfect pattern and method for making the pants.  Over the month of December I sewed TEN pairs of PJ pants.  Definitely a pro at PJ pants now!  I'll post some of the non-vintage pairs in a separate post.

The pictures of these white pants really don't do them justice.  They are so cute and so lightweight and soft.  And I used orange thread to highlight the orange in some of the flower print.  And I love the thick hem at the bottom of pants from the natural hem in the sheets.

I'll have to try and get a better picture of the other pairs.  I made both Kahly and my Mom's pants out of this same yellow sheet.  And I made the scarf she is wearing too, from this tutorial on Make It and Love It.


Ashley said...

So cute......I love those pj's too! Great work! Thanks for the link.


Gina said...

I am a sucker for yellow and I am wanting those pj pants!

Cheryl said...

Way cute! Where did you find the vintage sheets? I made some pj pants for the boys last halloween, but they ended up being more expensive then buying them. Cheep fabric would make sewing so fun. My mom has been sewing like crazy too. She's been making aprons and she made the cutest outfits for Michelle's girls.
You are so crafty! Very impressed.

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