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.
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.
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:
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.