When I last left you all I needed to do was sew the elastic casing and hem my pyjamas.
My plan was to do this during the week. In fact we even had a public holiday in the middle of this week, but alas, as it sometimes does, life got in the way and I lost my sewing mojo.
So in order to make sure I was on time with the Pyjama Party Sewalong I quickly sewed the last few bits this afternoon.
First off I with inspiration from the Pyjama Party Sewalong hostess Karen, I sewed a hanging loop for the back of my pyjamas.
|2 inch strip of fabric|
|sewn a 3/8 inch seam|
|pinked the fabric fairly close to the stitch line|
|turned the fabric tube RSO|
|pressed and it’s ready to install|
The (not) fun part of measuring and pinning the elastic casing and trouser hems came after that. While I was measuring, pinning and pressing I thought I may as well do it for both the waistband and trouser hems at the same time, it saved me having to go back and do the other.
Now I was ready to sew! Woo hoo!
|the elastic al ready to be threaded through
the waistband elastic casing
I threaded the elastic through, making sure not to twist it as I was moving it through the casing. Once the elastic had been threaded through the casing I safety pinned the two ends together and tried them on to see if there was too much slack in the elastic. There was a little so I readjusted my safety pinning to make the elastic a little shorter and that did the trick. Not too tight, so as to cut of circulation, but not too loose that I’d be worried my trousers would drop at any moment.
|the elastic after I had fitted my trousers|
When I was happy with the elastic sizing I just zig-zag stitched the overlapped ends of the elastic back and forth a couple of times to secure the elastic.
|the elastic ends all fastened together and
ready to keep my pyjama trousers from
falling down 🙂
All I needed to do was stitch the opening to the elastic casing closed and I was all done. I set the stitch a bit longer. I thought it would make it easer for in future if I needed to readjust the elastic (or something).
|the waistband elastic casing opening
|Here are my jammies, done and done!|
|the inside and the hanging loop|
|the hanging loop in action –
what a brilliant idea!
And that’s all she wrote! (well that’s all I’ve written about my pyjama trousers anyway)
Hope you are enjoying the fruits of your labour!