|Bedtime Story Pajamas|
So, I decided to make some Bedtime Story pajamas for a BIG bottom!
|I cut out the 3T but traced the leg to the 12-18mnth length|
|I neaten the leg seams and crotch seam BEFORE sewing the inner leg|
|Press one seam open and up and then fold the other under and press|
|This will give you a good flat seam|
|Stitch this seam ONCE from top to back and then TWICE more between the notches.|
|Trim down to stitching between notches|
|Finish the trimmed seam with a wide but short stitch length zigzag.|
|The inside view|
Now its time to attach the waistband. I do mine similar to the pattern but I reverse the sides sewn first so I get a neat top finish.
|I pre-fold and iron my waistband BEFORE sewing the ends together.|
(See the pattern for measurements)
|Pin and sew waistband. Your fold lines should be still visible|
|Press you seam open taking care not to press out your fold lines|
|Pin the waistband to the INSIDE of the pants.|
Right side of waistband to wrong side of pants.
Stitch these together and then press the seam and waistband up, taking care not to press out your fold lines.
|Using the fold lines, press and pin in place.|
The end of the ironing board is useful for this step.
Leave an opening for the elastic.
|Topstitch leaving the opening for elastic|
|Thread elastic through the casing pinning the end to the pants so|
it is not accidently pulled through. Round the end of the elastic
so that it threads easier
|The finished waistband|
Now finish the leg bands following the same method.
|The two leg bands|
|Pin them to the inside of the pants|
|Trim the seam|
|When sewing small openings it can be easier to sew on the inside|
|The inside story!|
|Does my bum look big in this?|