Little Monster Pajama Pants

By 10/10/2012 , , ,

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Read about the card & drum in this post.

Our dear friend’s little one was turning two and I was wondering JoAnn’s looking for cute little boy fabric, which is always hard for this pink and green loving gal, I just don’t gravitate towards ‘boy stuff’, lol!
After lots of wondering I stumbled onto the perfect fabric. A ‘boy’ knit with a monster rock band on it ($9/yrd) , complete with a drummer, perfect since we were also getting him his first drum!

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Then I had to decide what to make with my stretchy find. After flipping through all the books, I ended up getting New Look 6932, since it had tons of sizes of kid’s pjs and was only $3.99.  I’m glad I did, I’m sure it will remain handy since I don’t have any kids clothes to draft my own simple patterns from.. (Sadly no pattern sales were going on to help guide my searching).
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These came together super quick with my serger, and with the way they are constructed you only need to deal with 3 ‘serger tails’.  I only used the 3T PJ pant pattern piece, and barely followed the directions.
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I laid out the piece on a the folded piece of knit.
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Pattern Pieces cut.

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Serge the legs. (Note this is the first time I’ve switched my serger to 4 thread from rolled hem, so glad I did, I even got all my tensions right!
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Leg seams sewn.
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Matching your front and back slopes, turn 1 leg right side out, and stick it inside the inside out leg, line up seam.

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Serge the “U”. (I wish I had practiced and adjusted my differential feed since this turned out a little wavy.Monster-PJ-Pants (7)
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This is for threading your elastic, and lets you make it adjustable.

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You know that stitch that looks like a triple topstitch? Well that’s actually a stretch stitch and it’s what you’ll want to use here. I also used my walking foot to keep everything nice and flat.
Now all that’s left is tucking your three ‘serger tails’, trimming threads, and threading the elastic waistband.

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3 comments

  1. I love the adjustable waist!!! I'll have to try this on some Christmas PJs!

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  3. Super cute pants, and I love the fabric! I'm your newest follower!

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