Today did not go according to plan. I was supposed to post photos of my pencil skirt and make my next version of mac + cheese. But a nasty cold has me down, and I didn't feel up to posing for pictures last night or spending time on a meal I will not be able to taste today. Nope. Napping was my major activity for the day.
However, after a bowl of chicken noodle soup, I did feel up to spending an hour in the Craft Lounge finishing Phineas' pajama bottoms. And I think they are GREAT! I was so happy that I immediately made Phineas model them.
New pj's. Exactly like the old pj's.
One last feature that I didn't mention before is the waist, which has elastic and drawstring. The pajamas these are modeled on added additional rows of stitching 1/4 inch from the top and bottom of the casing for the elastic. I liked this touch because it ensures that the elastic is going to stay put and not twist or curl, and it has a much more finished look than just a simple casing. Also, it creates a narrow channel for the drawstring, which was the one piece of the original pj's that was in good enough condition to salvage and use on the new jammies.
New pj with "vintage" drawstring
Anyway, I love this project. All the extra little details make these rather luxurious pajamas. This was a good reminder to me that really great fabric + attention to details = quality results. I'm so glad that I bought really great fabric and then took the time to sew it right, and not just do a quick and dirty knock-off.
Here are a few parting shots:
Phineas: Male Model
"Action"shot: the pj's in use