What’s a girl to do with a newly-issued PhD, a few weeks off from work, and 8 yards of glorious flannel? Get sewing, of course!! I started working on the Closet Case Carolyn Pajamas a few weeks ago (before the infamous #diapershorts Version 2.0 incident), and now I’m back to working on them with renewed excitement. Since I don’t have finished pajamas to show you just yet, I put together a video sewing update as a fun way to share my work-in-progress.
The 5-minute video features a completed muslin of the pajama pants, including – gasp – me modeling the pants in the video! The video quality is not the greatest since my recording and editing skills leave a lot to be desired, but hopefully it’s a fun and informative way of checking out the fit of the pattern “in person.” Plus, you can once again enjoy my nasal voice and American accent. :)
I sewed a straight size 10 of the pajama pants, which corresponds well to my current measurements. The fabric is a mystery cotton blend from JoAnn’s that I picked up over 10 years ago, long forgotten until my recent apartment move. Hooray for muslin fabric that I never knew I had! You’ll see in the video that the pants fit well with NO alterations, which is extremely rare for me. How delightful!
You can view the video directly on YouTube here. Oh, and I when I say that the pants weren’t too long for me, I meant that they weren’t too short (as patterns usually are for me) – oops!
To get a better look at the Shetland flannel, you can check out the navy herringbone here and the maroon here. I wonder if I’ll actually use all 8 yards of fabric. If I have some left over after making pajamas for John and me, maybe I can make a matching garment for my cat. :) The trick would be getting her to actually wear it, LOL! I think there’s a better chance of me getting another PhD!!
To check out my previous video sewing updates, visit their original blog posts (Vlog 1 | Vlog 2) or simply visit my YouTube channel. (I can’t believe I simultaneously own a flip phone and a YouTube channel. Something is wrong here!)
I hope you’re all having a great week. What’s on your sewing table these days?