These pyjama pants were cut out across the width of the fabric, to make the most of the beautiful Nani Iro 'Painting Check' design (available in store or online here), which changes colours as it nears the selvedge.
They were made for my husband, on his request. I unpicked an old pair of his PJs to use as a pattern. They're mostly a very simple design, being mass-produced cheapies from many moons ago, yet somewhat bizarrely they featured a full button fly. In elastic-waisted pyjama pants. Didn't think I'd copy that part.
|Yes, the Nani Iro is a slightly more sophisticated look for the grown man than these elephants|
Instead I opted for a faux fly opening and full elastic waistband, with functional self-fabric drawstrings in the front.
Simple handmade that will see a lot of wear this winter and for more to come!
FABRIC: Nani Iro Painting Check Brushed Cotton in Blue, approx. 2 metres
PATTERN: deconstructed existing worn-out PJ pants
NOTIONS: cotton thread, elastic
TOOLS: Clover Bias Tape Maker to make drawstring (cut on grain not bias), vintage Singer buttonholer attachment for drawstring holes
- Jane x