Wednesday, June 27, 2012

sewing for the weather

I was digging around my pajama drawer recently, and realized that most of my pajama pants were long pants, and mostly flannel. Not good for the kind of weather we've been having and are expecting for most of the summer. Even some of the sleep shorts I have are flannel, and when the cottage is not air conditioned, even flannel shorts can be too much.
So I rectified that this weekend.

I have three new pairs of sleep shorts For a pattern, I took my favourite, and only pair of cotton sleep shorts and traced out the pattern from them.
All of these fabrics were bought on sale at Fabricland, two from the clearance (the red and black floral, and the tie dye stripe) and were around $5/metre. The golf print was around $8/metre, and I think it's my favourite. I originally bought it to make jammies for my son, but co-opted it for myself. He's got a drawer full of jammie shorts, so I'm sure he won't miss this one!
For the t-shirts, I hit our local Zellers - it's closing down (becoming one of the first Target Stores in Canada later this year! - so exciting!*) and I got a bunch of sleep t-shirts for 30% off. Score!

*Most of us Canadians are inordinately enthralled with Target. Maybe once we have our own Target stores, the thrill will wear off...

6 comments:

katrynka said...

I know what you mean about being enthralled by Target. The first Walmart that I ever experienced was about 1.5 hours away from me in PA, by my parents. (I live in MD.) until a few years later when they put one in by me, I always wanted to go there when I went home! LOL

Needles said...

You mean Tar-jay? (Faux french to make it sound fancier.)

Brendaknits said...

I am taking my sewing machine up north this summer to teach my ten year old grand daughter how to sew and we will be making pyjama pants too. Figure they are good starter projects.

KnitTech said...

Perky works part-time at Target. It's a fairly nice store.

Carol said...

I too am curious about the Target experience.....soon, I am told. Relatively. As in next spring.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Cannot wait for Target!!!

I need to pull out my sewing machine and make some sleep shorts too! Yours are sooo cute.