Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Pajama Pants Family

Yep, I'm still finishing up out-of-town Christmas presents!  I have frequently given flannel PJ pants to my brother and sister-in-law, but I think it's been a couple of years now.  (Just checked my blog listings, and it looks as though it's been 2 years.  Guess my memory is working.)

My brother recently went back to school, and he mentioned that he was (among many other much more important things) hoping to "prove to my sisters (who both have ridiculous amounts of college educations) that I can do what they did." So I thought that a "brainiac" flannel would be hilarious for new PJ pants for him.  This is a Black Friday purchase from JAF from either 2011 or 2012.  As usual for him, I modified the fly to be real, and added a snap to keep things closed.  The drawstring is bias tape I had on hand - stitched it down first.

My sister-in-law is really into mother-daughter dressing, so I figured that I could contribute to that.  I've had this flannel (another Black Friday purchase from JAF) for a few years - I might have even moved it from our previous house.  But it worked out well, because I was just barely able to eke both pairs of PJ pants out of it.

The two adult pairs are B6887 - my TNT pattern for them - and the toddler pair is KS SFT side-seam pants (size 2T).  I don't know my niece's waist measurement, so I used the standard elastic lengths given in the book.  These will hopefully be mailed out this weekend, along with a bunch of hand-me-down jackets for the future.


Hazel_Myope said...

It's so nice that your family love what you do for them, and it goes to show that presents don't have to be expensive or overly complicated as long as they're made with love. :-)

Kris C. said...

This is true! If I go a year or two with no pajamas given, sometimes I get hints that people really want some new ones. That tells me that they a) actually liked them, and b) actually use them! In which case, it's like, "Of COURSE I'll give you more!"