Monday, February 8, 2021

Pajama Jeans

Homemade pajama jeans. Pretty much a life goal achieved here, folks.


After seeing Loni's French terry-lined tencel denim joggers, I was both smitten and incredibly envious. I, too, wanted pajama jeans. 


I immediately bought some of the french terry-lined tencel denim fabric from LA Finch Fabrics...  a deadstock, end of bolt piece, sadly now sold out. It's pretty awesome... neither knit nor woven, but with the best properties of both. 


There is never a shortage of elastic-waist pants during these covid times, so the choice of style was pretty clear. 


I went with a tried-and-true pattern, the Sew House Seven Free Range Slacks. I like the fit (size 16, tapered version) and honestly am struggling to make anything these days that requires a muslin or tracing a new size.


I jazzed them up with traditional jeans-style double gold topstitching, which highlights the pockets and the side panels. Of course, you can't see the panels in any of my modeled photos or in this photo below, so you'll have to trust me on that. 


I added a cuff to the hems, like I did for my hiking Free Range Slacks


I'll be honest: I'm not sold on the cuffs. While they are functional for the hiking pants, I'm not sure I love the look of them for every day pants. Apparently cuffing and regretting is a thing I do now (see also: Arden Pants).


These jammy jeans are incredibly comfy. I wore them for a day of work and could barely tell I was wearing pants (could anyone, though?). 


Verdict: besides the cuffs, I love, love these pajama jeans and am very happy with my decision to have them jump the queue. 

14 comments:

  1. Those are so cute!! I personally love the cuffs!

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  2. Well I’m not sure how I got lucky, but I snapped up 2.5 yards of the same fabric this afternoon! I’m going to use the same pattern, but make the uncuffed version. My top stitch thread will come from a Cashmerette Ellis Skirt kit that’s been staring reproachfully at me for a couple years. Wish me luck! I love your sense of style! Kristen
    (@kristenshaw353)

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  3. Love the whole outfit and your witty commentary. You look great! IMHO, without the cuffs, pants would be boring.

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  4. They look superb as does your top, what pattern have you used for it please x

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  5. Perfect covity pants! I think that your cuff works well because the (long) length is spot on. That being said, I've never worn pants with a cuff... other than snow pants...so I don't know how they "feel" being worn.

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  6. Love what you did. And you introduced me to a non-chain apparel fabric store that's relatively close to me - west coast - thinking as local as I can. So thank you for that too!

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  7. Loni always inspires sewing awesomeness! Love these!

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  8. Absolutely love the cuffs. Love Love Love them.

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  9. I love your blog. I learn something new from every post. I’m living proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks: I’m 80 yrs old. Keep up the innovative sewing❣️

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  10. You certainly made what everyone wants!!!

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  11. Love these! I think the cuffs look really nice.

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  12. I love your pants Meg! But where are your shoes? Brrrrr

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  13. Do you think this pattern would work in a mid-weight stretch denim? Thanks, they look comfy.

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