If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Friday, February 21, 2014

Child size pajama pants from an adult pajama top

My daughter was given pajamas, her mother in law got them as a gift but didn't like them. My daughter liked just the pants to wear for lounging. Her daughter likes the pants too and asked for some just like them.
Since she has seen me  repair, alter  and hack so many other things, she brought me the shirt and a pair of the current size pajama pants for my granddaughter.  She asked if I could make a little pair of pants from them.
I turned the pants inside out to use the seam line for my cutting guide.
It wouldn't fit quite this way, so I turned it around and that way was fine. 
The outside of the leg along the middle of the shirt, the crotch at the sleeve seam and the waist along the top of the shirt.
It fit perfectly and saved me lots of sewing to just use the shirt hem as the pajama pants hem.
Close up of the reused hem line.
The fabric was a new type to me, it looks like satin on the front side and the wrong side is brushed, almost like flannel.,
The finished pants- the pocket is a little crooked but that is just where it ended up. I don't think a 3 year old will care one bit.
Close up of the fabric -this would be a good I spy quilt fabric except it is not cotton. 

In case you are wondering, the top was a ladies size large and the pants are a 5 T. 

It just took about 15-20 minutes to make these. I cut them out on the dining table while baby grandson ate his finger food lunch, then I put him in the bounce seat while I sewed. 

Have you altered or hacked anything like this lately?


  1. That is a really cool ideal! Nina and the others are so lucky to have you figuring stuff out for them with the clothes. And so in so many other areas too!

  2. Awesome, Rhonda! I used to cut down my flannel nighties and repurpose the fabric into a nightgown for DD. I wear mine until the shoulder literally rip, finding the the bottom fabric still is good and strong. Fast forward and DD is now grown, so I use this same repurposed fabric to fashion spare flannel pillow cases.

  3. What a cute little pair of pants!
    I have been doing lots of Pinterest pinning of clothing makeovers. This one is going to be pinned too. :)
    I like easy peasy projects.

  4. In a million years I couldn't dream up the clever stuff that you do and I just bust out laughing thinking about you being a GOOD kind of Hacker! :) I can't sew clothes...so I greatly admire anyone that knows what they are doing.

    BTW started to save eggshells ! :)

  5. You are so clever, Rhonda! I am sure your gd loves her new pj pants!!

  6. Adorable! And she can be just like Mommy! :)

  7. Such pretty material. My Mum used to make and re-make clothes for us.

  8. That is so cute! I have wanted to make myself jammie pants for some time -- I just haven't had the time to sew. Now I have pj envy! I had a room mate who made them out of old sheets. If a sheet got torn, she made pjs out of it. The fabric was already worn and soft.

    Your project turned out so nice.

  9. I wish that I could sew like that. They are cute!

  10. How sweet the little PJ's are, Thanks for sharing such a great idea!!

  11. So precious! I know she was thrilled.

  12. Those turned out so cute! How fun to have matching pj pants.

  13. That was brilliant Rhonda! Love making things over to be something we need now!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  14. toooooo cute... I am always hacking something to make some thing else.ha


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