But seriously. Let's get real here. Our secretly favourite part of the day is really when we get to throw off the elegance and put on our extremely unsexy and unflattering but warm and cuddly and oh-so-comfy ginormously huge elastic waist pants; and curl up on the couch with a book and a cup of tea.
Or is that just me....? :)
I am taking part in two pyjama parties here! (ooh, it's been yonks since I went to a pyjama party!) firstly Terri's Pyjama Party today, over in her secret room. And also Karen's Pyjama Party; only that party was planning to make their pj's over a period of a few weeks. As it was, my old pj bottoms ripped a bit when I sat on a splinter recently... it's OK, I'm not sad; they were old and getting pretty thin about the bottoomba *, but I did need some newies, fast!
(* bottoomba; old family word, pronounced with the emphasis on the second syllable)
So I ran out to Spotlight, the fabric was bought and I made these up in about half an hour, that same afternoon, to wear that same night. Yah, I know; I am not known for my patience. But well, these are just pj's for goodness sakes! the easiest make in the world...
My pattern is kinda self-drafted... when my very last pair of store-bought pj pants wore out I cut them up for a pattern, added a few little modifications of my own and have been using that ever since.
They have an elastic waist, two inseam side pockets and a false fly. Normally I loathe false anything on a garment, but paradoxically I really do like a false fly on pj's. Just a random excuse to sport a few cute and really fun buttons, for no reason other than frivolously whimsical decoration. You know, the sort of button you secretly fall in love with but could never use on a real garment :) These buttons were leftovers from these shorts here, when I had to buy a card of 4 buttons but only needed 1.
PJ bottoms; my own design, gingham printed cotton flannelette
Tshirt; Country Road, old enough now that it has been delegated to sleepwear