Back during the summer months I told my sister I would make her a pair of flannel John Deere pajama pants. There was never a real dead line for said pants so I didn’t start really thinking about making them until Christmas was in my sites. Then the other day I overheard a woman at Joann’s talking about how she was making Christmas pajama pants for her children and grandchildren to wear on Christmas Day. I had an epiphany! Why not make my family pajama pants to wear for Christmas?! I already had the fabric for Cassie’s and a couple patterns so I was already ahead of myself! Since Cassie’s weren’t Christmas themed I decided not to make the others in Christmas fabric. Last night I started with Roy’s(my step dad) pants and got pretty far on them. Tonight I was able to basically finish them, minus the drawstring in the waist. I also cut out the fabric for my mom’s pants as well. I’m pretty happy with the amount of progress I’ve made given that I only bought the fabric yesterday!
Here are the stages that the pants are all currently in. Roys are basically finished. Mom’s are cut out. Mine and Cassie’s are still yards of fabric. I actually need to get more fabric for Cassie’s pants but that’s a whole other kettle of fish!
I chose a blue plaid for Roy. He’s not a very flashy guy so I thought the fabric suited him. My mom loves blue and when I saw the snowflake fabric I knew she would love it. (I do too, so I bought enough to make myself some shorts!!) Cassie’s is the John Deere and mine are the moose! For those that know me, you know of my deep love for moose. I will have one as a pet someday!
Here is a better look at just Roy’s pants. I’m pretty pleased with them. For the drawstrings I decided to mix and match them. I think it will be a cute way to tie all the pants together in a festive Christmas 2010 way. I think I’m going to use the John Deere for Roy’s drawstring.
So that’s where most of my sewing efforts have been going lately. I think they are going to be a very fun gift for our Christmas festivities. We celebrate on Christmas Eve so I think I’m going to wrap them and set them outside everyone’s doors while they are sleeping. Hopefully they won’t get up in the night and step on them haha. I’ll be sure to take more pictures as I go and I’m positive there will be plenty taken of us all wearing them. I can’t wait!!