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Date: 10/29/13 10:22 AM

So, in August I made my awesome husband a pair of PJs that he requested. If you recall, I was upset then because I feared I'd gotten the wrong kind of fabric--that it seemed somewhat transparent when I got it home.

However, I'm pleased to say that although the PJs are lightweight, they are not semi-opaque, and I can post pictures. I haven't put them here, because I'm pretty happy with them. However, hubby has asked me for two more pairs. I thought I'd ask for feedback before I sew the next ones up.

Here are hubby's PJs:





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I think hubby is leaning on the last one, so it's him, not the pants, that's crooked. ;-)

For hanging around clothes, I think these look good. However, when I make these again I'd like to address the pocket gap (visible on the first photo).

My supposition is that the sagging happened because the fabric is so lightweight and the solution, therefore, is to apply some light fusible interfacing to the pocket/yoke and possibly to the pj front pieces. Am I on the right track?

Any other glaring problems?
-- Edited on 10/29/13 10:23 AM --

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Date: 10/29/13 10:52 AM

I think you did a great job on these! I think the sagging pockets might be because they are positioned too low or he is not wearing them up high enough on the waist (he probably does not want to wear them higher). The other option is that there is just too much length in that area overall. PJs are a little different than pants-you want more ease in them and I think they look like a pretty good fit.

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Date: 10/29/13 11:10 AM

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I think you did a great job on these! I think the sagging pockets might be because they are positioned too low or he is not wearing them up high enough on the waist (he probably does not want to wear them higher). The other option is that there is just too much length in that area overall. PJs are a little different than pants-you want more ease in them and I think they look like a pretty good fit.


I think you're right. I was just going over my review for that pattern, and one of the things I said needed fixing was the crotch depth. As is, the pants can ascend to Steve Urkel heights (and did, when we were fitting them--hubby and I were amused). My notes say to take a full 1" out of the front and back before I make these again.

Good thing I took notes!

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