Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pillowcase Pants

It was so hot here in Colorado at the beginning of the week, and we don't have air conditioning. Well, we have a swamp cooler, but it is at the other end of the house from the bedrooms so it isn't very effective at night. So, Zerah needed something light to sleep in. I think they will also be good for when we go for strolls to keep the sun off of her legs, yet still let the breeze in-unlike all of her knit pants.

I went through my fabric to find something soft and comfortable and remembered all these vintage pillowcases and sheets I had picked up to make a quilt. Well, I have plenty, so I made some into little lounge pants.

It turns out you can easily make a pair of pants from one pillowcase. I had some yellow gingham sheeting which I used for the pockets on the back, and I had to add a ruffle to the bottom because ruffles are just cute!
I like the way they turned out. The one on the left is a little shorter because I rolled the waistband over to make it a wee bit shorter for Zerah to wear. The fabric on the right reminds me of Holly Hobby. Does anyone else remember her? Maybe these were Holly Hobby sheets originally. I like the way the yellow diamonds form that pattern on the front; that was sheer luck!

5 comments:

Allie said...

Oh my stinkin' cute!!!

Andi said...

Gorgeous!!

AllyJo said...

Precious as always. I wonder how many people are gonna come in here and say, I had those sheets (on the right) when I was a kid. Seems like so many people had that design for their room. They were from the Sears catalog. They were in my sister's room in the 70's for many years. :)

bear said...

And I just got rid of some twin size sheets from my girls' college dorm days (:

QuiltedSimple said...

I love pj pants made out of pillowcases and sheets - that is all my kids want to sleep in anymore - and they tend not to get too hot! Jessie just made HERSELF a top (for her 4-H project) and now she wants to make a pair of pj pants out of sheets.....
Kris