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McCall's: 4244 (Men's robe, PJs) thumbsup - Type:Mens - Sleepwear / Loungewear    printable version
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Posted on:12/25/13 11:12 PM
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McCall's: 4244 by MrsCharisma  McCall's: 4244 by MrsCharisma  
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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
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Pattern Description:
Belted robe has shawl collar, front pockets and raglan sleeves; top has long or short sleeves, front button closure, pocket on left side and side slits; pull-on pants or shorts have side seam pockets, casing and drawstring waist.

Pattern Sizing:
S-XXL, My pattern only goes up to a large, I graded to an XL

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?

The instructions are really basic. I get that PJ's are fairly easy and are often chosen by beginners. BUT I think there are easy techniques that could've been included that would make a better finished product-- like under stitching the pockets. There's no reason not to instruct the sewer to under stitch and it makes a HUGE difference in having pockets that won't flop out.

Also, they had you leave an opening for the drawstring to go through at the center front seam rather than make buttonholes. Okay, even if you weren't going to put buttonholes because it might "scare" a beginner, you could at least instruct the sewer to interface the front area. Bleh.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I like the fit (I tried them on). I was worried the legs would be too wide but they aren't.

I *love* the huge side seam pockets.

On the first pair I skipped the casing, but on this pair I followed the directions and REALLY like the outcome. I didn't like having to thread two different pieces of elastic -and- drawstring but the result is really nice. Next time I'd sew wider casings as the flannel is "sticky" and it took a long time to thread the elastic.

Fabric Used:

Cotton Snuggle Fabric from JoAnn, black broadcloth for pocket lining, cotton twill tape for drawstring

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I added 4" to the length as my husband is 6'2" and the finished inseam is 30"

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I would definitely use this pattern again. As seen in one of the photos, when compared to a pair of DH's existing pjs, the crotch curve is spot on and the width of the legs is only slightly wider.

Recommended especially if you know what to do to get a better project. Though a rank beginner can get a decent pair of pj's from this pattern.

Conclusion:

I love the cool fabric -- I made them to match a tshirt my kids got him that has a floppy disk and "Old School". Figured the cassette tape was right in line and the color palette was the same
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canei said...
Nice!
12/26/13 7:40 AM
MrsCharisma said...
Thanks! Of course now *I* want comfy flannel pj pants!
12/26/13 11:19 AM
Kemish said...
Great pj's. PJs are always a great project to use some 'novelty' fabric.
12/27/13 12:06 PM
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