Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fancy Nancy Kid Pants Pajama Bottoms

When I found a silky Fancy Nancy remnant at Jo-Ann, I couldn't resist making something for my little Fancy Lou. Of course, this sort of fabric (although "not to be used for children's sleepwear," since it is not doused in flame-retardant chemicals) is best suited for around-the-house apparel. Pajama bottoms!

I made the ruffle out of a two-inch strip, twice as long as the cuff. I just serged off the bottom and gathered the top to match the cuff. I attached them with a quarter-inch seam allowance, which I also finished with the serger. Quick and easy.

I followed Dana's Kid Pants post and traced another pair of Louisa's pajamas that fit her well, but it turned out pretty wonky. I had little patience for perfecting the pattern after making a trial pair from an old pillow case.

So, there is a lot of bunching in the crotch and the waist band is a little fudged.

But oh well, they are silky, ruffled, have Fancy Nancy and Frenchy all over them and cost me about $3 so I'm calling them a win.

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