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!