October 28, 2020 – Cold Fall, Cozy Pants

I love almost everything about Fall in Wisconsin. Yes, even the cold temperatures. We just finished a stretch of days that stayed in the 30’s. That’s a bit chilly for Wisconsin in October. No problem! What continues to be a challenge every year when the seasons change is keeping our DD clothed – she grows like a weed!

My latest project has been finding/making affordable clothes for DD. Sleep pants were one of the items we needed because the old ones were way too short. Years ago I had made sleep pants for myself, my oldest daughter, and two of my sisters for Christmas presents. I decided to dig out my old pattern and see if it contained sizes for smaller children. It did! Winner, winner! Chicken Dinner! Let’s make some sleep pants!

I thought I had enough fabric and elastic to make some warm sleep pants. I dug around in my horded stash of flannel and sewing notions. I certainly have enough flannel to make sleep pants for an army! I chose a pattern that was blue with a little owl and bird sitting on a branch. I bought the fabric years ago, wanting to make a blanket. I never got around to the blanket, but the flannel is going to good use.

Simplicity Pattern 3935 – Sleepwear, Slippers, Remote Control Holder
Finished Pants – Size S

I love the way these pants turned out! DD loves wearing them. They are warm and cozy. I added a button on the front so we can easily tell which side is which, much easier than adding a label in the back. If you are looking for a simple pattern for sleep pants, I highly recommend this pattern (Simplicity easy-to-sew #3935) I would like to make at least one more pair in this size and maybe a pair for myself. I would make a pair for my husband, but don’t really have a “guy” pattern. I will hunt around some more. Do you think he would like little owls?

Well, back to work. There are always too many things I want to do and not enough time in a day!

Have a fantastic Wednesday! 😀

Missie S. (giggleFritz)

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