My guy friends and my Secret Santa in newspaper also got jammies, but these were Big-Kid jammies from McCall's 3019 with pockets and a much nicer shaped leg. My Secret Santa, Harry, is a huge comic book and movie fan. I asked around and the general consensus was that he liked Watchmen best, but all I could find at Joann (this is going to be a recurring phrase, I think) was a Spiderman print. I made a few small adjustments to the pattern as I went along. The pockets on this pattern are huge! I have no idea why you would need (or want) pockets that huge in your pj bottoms, so I cut them out without the seam allowance and took an extra 1/4 inch when I was sewing them. I hate elasticized waistbands, but to make it a bit more aesthetically pleasing I used two rows of 3/4 '' thick elastic and sewed the casing very tight to it. I wish I had a photo of this, it added a nice touch and I'm quite proud of it. I did the same for Dan's jammie bottoms, which are a tacky dollar print and really sort of perfect for him.
My best friend Ashley and I have matching snuggies which we got together when she came home to Chico with me in August. The snuggie is the most hillarious As-seen-on-TV product that has ever come out, it's a cultural phenomenon. I really hate to spoil it for anyone, but the snuggie is just a backwards robe. Thats it. "Snuggie" is pretty much become a verb - ex: "Let's snuggie at Shea 14 tonight" - translation: "We should both wear our snuggies when we go to the movies tonight." So basically, they're awesome.
The dot fabrics on the left are from repodepotfabrics.com. I ordered them several years ago when I first got my sewing machine (I was 12) and never used them. For the life of me, I can't think of anything to use them for. I have just over a yard of each. Any ideas?
The cupcake fabric is from Japan and I got it in downtown Denver when I was visiting my Grandma. She took me to this awesome little store called "The Crafty Tiger" where I took a two hour A-line skirt class. I absolutely loved that store, they had adorable fabrics and buttons, great class instructors, and completely reasonable pricing.
I'd love to hear project suggestions or any thoughts.