Yesterday I started to make my first ever trousers. Well when I say trousers, what I mean is pyjama bottoms. No way was I going to wear my first attempt at trousers in public, besides who doesn't need extra pyjama bottoms? I even had the fabric for it. I bought this at the Sewing for Pleasure show at the NEC in March:
Crawling around on the floor, cutting out fabric, always leaves me completely wiped out. In fact, I ended up going to bed at around 8pm. But it did mean I was fresh as a daisy this morning when I sat at my sewing machine with my instructions. Once I had the actual trouser bits sewn together, I tried them on, and they were huge. I could have gone with the actual pattern size after all. But as these are pyjamas, huge is good. As they were so big, I decided I could afford to make a deep waistband and used 25mm deep elastic.
I wasn't totally precise with turning up my hems, but they seem to have worked out ok. The lengths aren't ridiculously different anyway.
By the way these pictures were taken with my leggings on underneath, which is why I look even bigger than normal. Basically I was lazy and couldn't be bothered to get undressed for my fashion shoot! (so much for never been seen in public in ill fitting trousers LOL)