New Look 6859 — Assembly Line Sewing

My pajama bottom situation has reached critical mass.  I wear pjs a LOT around the house, so I always need at least 3-4 pairs but buying them is an exercise in frustration.  I’m in between a medium and a large in most brands, medium being too small and large being big enough to fall off.  The obvious solution was New Look 6859, which I selected mostly on the basis of the male model looking like an evil Michael Shanks.

See what I mean?

Just for a bit of comparison, here’s the real Michael Shanks:

ANYWAY.  There’s something very wrong going on in that model’s head, but I’m not going to dwell.  I decided to make View D, the shorts, in a medium.  They came out adorable.

I made my own bias tape from complementary fabric, and matching ties.

Also, they are quite large.  The amount of ease in these things is RIDICULOUS.  I like baggy as far as pajamas go, so that isn’t a major problem but I decided to make two more pairs in a small (the pattern sheets go XS-M-XL and S-L so I could cut out both sizes with no problem).  Here’s how far I got today:

Still need binding and waist ties.

I actually kind of wish the Small was a bit wider — just a tiny bit — so maybe I’ll end up morphing the two sizes eventually.

Oh well.  At least I got to look at almost-Michael Shanks for most of the afternoon.


Posted on August 29, 2011, in my weird sense of humor, Sci-Fi Sunday, sewing. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Dude, you are so cool. 🙂 Cupcakes and tattoos in one post? My favorite things! I may have to try this pattern out. Great job.

    • Thanks! I was able to use mostly fabric from stash, but then I saw this cupcake fabric and fell in love… The pattern is great; one thing I did differently — instead of doing a full elastic waistband then a drawstring over it, I attached ties to a length of elastic and stitched in the ditch on the sides, so the back is elastic and the front is drawstring. That way the waist is adjustable.

  2. that model is CREEPY! It’s like, “Dude, you don’t need to have that pervy look on your face, she’s wearing PJ’s, not a gimp suit and a ball-gag!”

    • I know! I wonder what the photographer was thinking here. “Ok, smile. No, a little more serial killer around the eyes. Yes, exactly like that!”

  3. He does have the brow of evil…..

  4. Wicked cute! I love the skulls and crossbones made with scissors and buttons 🙂

  5. The pink shorts you made are so cute, and that dude is way creepy!

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