My latest sewing project has been yet another pair of pajama pants. I used my pink cotton Little Lisette “watercolor” fabric, a soft and comfortable cotton that will be perfect for pajama pants.I decided to switch to a new pattern because I don’t think that unisex pajama pants pattern (Simplicity 2040) fits a petite woman. I selected a woman’s pattern this time, Kwik Sew 3602.
This is my first Kwik Sew pattern, and I was pleasantly surprised. I had read that Kwik Sew includes clear and precise pattern instructions (as well as high quality, thick pattern paper), and I was not disappointed. The patterns themselves are a little expensive, but my local fabric store (Yardage Town) sells them at 40% off. I will definitely be trying more of these sewing patterns!
The pattern pieces were easy to cut and the instructions were simple to follow.
I loved that they told you when to overlock the edges. And I successfully sewed the elastic waistband and was happy with the result.I used a little more elastic in the waist then they suggested because it felt more comfortable.
I saw that things be made a pair of pajama pants using this pattern, and they turned out great. I am pretty jealous of her french seams and serged edges.
I will definitely be sewing more pajama pants for myself in the future. Kwik Sew 3602 includes measurements for pajama shorts, which I will wear for the summer. The pants are a little baggy, so I will perhaps switch to the extra small size while allowing more elastic in the waistband for comfort. Very soon I will make a trip to the fabric store for more of these great priced sewing patterns and some more nice cotton fabric for more pajama pants.