|Simplicity: 2771 (CASA pjs) - Type:Sleepwear|
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|Pattern Description: Unisex child's, teens' and adults' top and pants.|
Pattern Sizing: XS (4-5) - XL (14-16) child and XS-XL Adult. (I graded up to 3XL on some.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I made the pjs for my DGS and shortened the sleeves and legs. He loved them and the pants fit great. I decided to make pj pants to give to CASA, a local abuse shelter. Our church sewing group makes several items for this shelter. One of the on-going requests is for pj in all sizes. This was the perfect pattern because it came in a large range of sizes and went together very quickly.
Fabric Used: Various fabrics, including polyester, flannel, and a linen-like fabric that had somewhat of a nap but a looser weave than flannel. Most of the fabrics I used were donated to the church and took up residence in my stash about a year ago. I keep a supply of donated stash on hand for these projects.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made buttonholes on each side of the center front seam for a casing. I cut a piece of elastic about the width of the back less about 4-5 inches. Then I cut a strip of fabric (double thickness) approximately 20 inches long (depending on size of pjs) and 1-1/2 inches wide, folded right sides together lengthwise and serged the long edge. Then I sewed across one short end and, using my Fasturn tubes, pulled the end through to form a long fabric tube. Repeat for second tie. I pressed them and sewed the unsewn end to each end of the elastic. I then folded the elastic in half to find the center and placed the centerline on the back seam about 1-1/4 inches below the waist edge of the pants on the wrong side. I then folded down the waistband over the elastic all the way around, enclosing the elastic and ties (pull end of ties through buttonholes and pin out of the way). I stitched along the edge of the turned down fabric to form a casing.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I will be making many more of these because there is such a demand for them from the abuse shelter. I would recommend this pattern.
Conclusion: Very quick, easy pattern. The pj pants could be made even quicker if you do not make the ties but just use elastic all around. I didn't do this because I wanted them to be available to people with different size waists.
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