Learning to use a Pattern = Low Rise PJ Pants

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Last weekend, I signed up for Basic Sewing 1 at a college near my home.  It took place Friday night and all day Saturday.  I skipped the Introduction course because I already know the basics when it comes to sewing.  I can turn on my machine, sew in a straight line (usually), and generally create stuff.

What I’ve never done…is work from an actual purchased pattern.  That’s what I hoped to get out of this course, and I did.  I came home with a fun pair of pajama pants made from an honest-to-goodness pattern!

I had no idea how much alteration would be involved in tailoring a pattern to fit specific measurements.  And I also have to admit that, at the end of the day, I don’t think I remember everything we did to fit it…but practice makes perfect, so I’m thinking that I’ll sign up for the Level 2 class in March.

As it is, although the crotch is lower in my new pants than I had intended, they’re still comfy and wearable.  And hey, low-rise pajama pants are still in style, right?

The Human Physiology, Genetics, and Energetic System

bio-plasmic life, chakras, aura, nadis, human energetic fields, Kirlian Photography, beings of light, energetic channels, auric bleeding, human genetics, quantum biology, human bio-computer, crystalline consciousness, crystalline-electric cosmos, quantum entanglement, non-locality, brain and heart, autonomic nervous system, intuitive intelligence,

Sleepy Town Makeables

Wool, words and worms. A mother trying to stay sane in an insane world.

Daily Fiber Adventures with Wildhare

Knitting, Spinning, Fiber Art Fun!

Purlin' J's

"One of the coolest 'yarn stores' I've ever seen" --Vogue Knitting magazine, Holiday 2013

The Daily Skein

All the craft that's fit to make.

knit the hell out

More obsessed with each passing stitch.

Make My Day Creative

Exploring things crafty, crochet, and beyond


The ultimate guide for independent travellers seeking inspiration, advice and adventures beyond their wildest dreams

Of Snailmail, Books & Vanities

The highs and lows of being a SAHM in a foreign country

%d bloggers like this: