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Is there any reason I should not use a PJ bottom pattern for a casual linen pant?
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Date: 6/22/13 5:55 PM

Asking because I just struck out with a pants pattern using linen. Since it was Burda, I assumed I'd get a good fit going by the hip measurement. The thighs are too tight (first ever for me). I'm losing weight though so I'm putting these back and I'll try again after I lose another 10 pounds or so.

I'm desperate for clothes and we're on a tight budget. I still have gobs of white linen left.

I have a TNT Burda PJ bottom pattern. It fits and it flatters.

Would I be making a huge mistake to sew it out of white bottom weight linen to wear knocking around town?

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Date: 6/22/13 6:05 PM

My pj bottoms often fit better than rtw pants...no good reason I can see why you can't make a pair of casual pants with a pj pattern. One would think they'd be styled for comfort.

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Date: 6/22/13 6:08 PM

Oh thank you!

I'd never wear them with tops tucked in.

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Date: 6/22/13 6:11 PM

I would do it. If it's not pj-looking fabric, who's gonna know but you? :-)

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Date: 6/22/13 6:33 PM

I bought a pants pattern to use for pajama bottoms; I don't see why we can't do the reverse. Just don't make the mistake of telling anyone; they'll immediately look for reasons why you shouldn't have done it.

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Date: 6/22/13 8:46 PM

I've done it.

Who's going to know besides you?


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Date: 6/22/13 9:04 PM

Me too! Who's to know the difference. You could probably even "bootleg" pockets from a pant pattern.

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Date: 6/22/13 9:25 PM

Go for it!

Pants are pants, the only thing that makes them pj's are the materials used.

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Date: 6/22/13 11:46 PM

LOL, the only thing that makes them pj's is when you wear them to bed. I often repurpose stained sweats and T's into winter pj's.

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Date: 6/22/13 11:50 PM

One of my favorite dresses is adapted from a Kwik- Sew nightgown pattern.

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