7.24.2009

don't get out of bed

Yup, that is my motto this summer.  I don't want to get out of bed.  Oh that doesn't mean I'm actually horizontal, rather I just want to be comfy, all day, all summer long.  I can't think of anything more comfortable than when I first get into bed at night.  The mattress, pillows, sheets & quilt, they all call me to slumber.  It's a good feeling, one worth preserving and sharing

no hemming required

So here's what's up. I had a need to sew this past week, but didn't want to do anything too strenuous like finish the quilt on my cutting table which would require awkward body positions for basting and quilting.  I did something weird to my back/hip and so contortionist sports are not a good idea right now.  Instead I wrote up a tutorial for y'all in celebration of summer and all that is good about it.

waist band

Are you still with me?  It's a pdf download with lots of instruction and photos...don't get out of bed pants available on my tutorials page. Print it up and give it a whirl for yourself, kids, hubby, sister, mum, the dog??...well maybe not the dog but you know, anyone you can think of as long as it stays in gift format all is good.  The tutorial is meant for personal use only and items made from it are not to be sold. 

stay in bed, all day

If you have any questions in regard to the tutorial just ask away.  Happy Sewing to you!  xxx

Just for you brightened

47 comments:

  1. Really nice blog and really astonishing. I regularly visit this blog. thanks a lot

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  2. Thanks for this tutorial. It looks great. I saw the pants on flickr and was waiting by the computer for you to put up the tutorial. (Well, it wasn't quite that dramatic.) Just finished Inkheart and am on to the next one. Loved the Time Travelers Wife. And did you hear about this new series? http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-beinghuman25-2009jul25,0,1493693.story

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  3. Groundsel sent me, from Twitter...and I'm so happy! I've been REALLY wanting to make myself a pair of short PJ pants. So...I think I'll be shortening your pattern. ;-)
    Thanks, again!

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  4. Oh yes, now we're talking. I have several pairs of something very similar (I think I may even have a matching pillowcase for your sheet in my stash) I can definitely vouch for their comfiness! I look forward to trying your version!

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  5. amazing pants!!!! i love wear pj pants all day! of course not every day, but i enjoy to much the sundays when we don't get out of bed. thanks for sharing!
    ps. was a nice surprise to know that you visit my blog!

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  6. Simone,
    You're too funny, lol! I'm still not finished The Time Traveler's Wife and need to quickly. The movie comes out next month. I enjoyed Inkheart, it took me a bit longer to work through Inkspell (I blame the move...for everything ;) and I'm still not finished Inkdeath. One day though. That show looks very interesting...I'll definitely check it out! Thanks for the heads up.

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  7. Aunt LoLo,
    Yeah for Simone and twitter. She does such a great job. I love the idea of shortening the PJ pants!! Send me pics when done :)

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  8. Lina,
    Several pairs? you are a lucky girl. Oh and I love that top you made with the retro sheet. So cool!

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  9. RosaMaria,
    Thanks! I hope the tutorial works out great for you. Sundays in bed are the best. I enjoyed reading your blog :)

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  10. oooo... i have been looking for just such a pair of pants. now if i can get my hands on some heather bailey fabric to make them out of, i am a happy gorl.

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  11. haha, i meant "girl". but i could be a gorl, too, i guess...

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  12. I love the photo of your vintage linens stash! Thanks for the Tute! This summer - when I do get to the sewing machine - it's been all old linens...tried a peasant nursing top - which turned out much better as a dress for Selah.
    as per the tin of cocoa - i'm not sure if blogspot sends updates of the comments so, copy and pasted: "When my parents inherited the cottage - most everything was left including that tin which had rarely(if at all) been used! Honestly, I don't know how old it is, my assumption is that it is from the 60's. I wasn't going to try any - the lid had spots of rust on it - "can cocoa go bad?" my mom asked. I pryed the can open and the shiny metal inside looked like I bought it yesturday! I am a cocoa fan, we buy it organic, from my food co-op...i've tried all kinds - but this by far was the BEST....could it be that aged cocoa tastes better than fresh? My mom's thoughts are that it was just better quality."

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  13. Heather Bailey fabric sounds lovely...you happy gorl, you...lol ;)

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  14. patty-jean
    old linens are the best when you can find them...hence my stash. It represents many trips to the thrift store.
    that is one crazy old tin of cocoa. that is amazing that the rust did not go inside the can. I'm thinking that most things get better with age...and I'm holding onto that idea tightly because next month will be my birthday.
    i'm going to email you about your food co-op.

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  15. Comfy looking pants! Thanks for the pattern-I'll try it soon. Will go perfect with Betz White's shirred top tutorial on craftzine.com. I'm looking forward to some comfy P.J.s!

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  16. ah, this is just the thing I need, I have been meaning to make one of these for ages! And this is just the thing I need after an 11-hour-car-trip back home from Transylvania with my family :-)
    Thanks, will make one!
    Kristina

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  17. Oh, thanks for the instructions! Yea! I made pjs from vintage sheets this summer, too. Here's my version:
    http://cleverkaren.blogspot.com/2009/06/vintage-sheet-pjs.html

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  18. oh, and I forgot to add, I have that same exact yellow sheet that you used!

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  19. OMG! This material is what i have had as a comfort blanket virtually my entire life! Sadly, im almost 30 now and the material basically disintergrated. If any of you lovely ladies know where i could source some of this material i would be forever grateful. Or perhap someone could put some on an ebay auction and post the link here? I do anything to get hold of some!!

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  20. Thanks for sharing a fun pattern. I have been looking for something just like this. I appreciate your taking the time to put this together. Have a lovely day!

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  21. Great pattern and WOW - I really DIG you vintage linen closet!!! I'd kill for that stash!

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  22. That fabric is to die for - there isn't a better pj pant fabric out there I don't think. Lovely.

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  23. OK, it's on my to-do-list, Tamara! I actually put some pillows aside the other day to make-over into lounge shorts! I'll use your tutorial though - I am sure it will help a LOT! :-) Cheers, Julie

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  24. I'm going to look for that Betz White tutorial asap! thanks for the heads up Karen :)

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  25. Oh happy to assist in the addictive cycle and after an 11 hour car trip you need a good sewing reprieve.

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  26. Hi Clever Karen,
    I love the trim on your pjs...very cute!

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  27. Funny, I've had a few people tell me that.

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  28. Joyfalula,
    You are not the first to express interest in this fabric. If I have any available in the near future, I'll be sure to contact you. Best wishes.

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  29. Chris,
    Your welcome, I hope the tutorial works out for you. happy sewing.

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  30. Thanks Peggie Sue,
    I've been collecting for a little over a year now. It's quite addictive.

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  31. Bellaguinness,
    I'm with you on that, when I saw the bed linen in the shop it spoke pj's to me. Did I just admit that fabric speaks to me?? lol

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  32. Hi Julie,
    Oh the lounge shorts sound like fun! They are going to be so comfy. Let me know how it goes.

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  33. Oh how neat! I just bought an awesome vintage flat bed sheet at the thrift store and this project is perfect for it! Thank you for sharing it.
    Meg

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  34. SewCraftyMeg...
    so glad to help in the very addictive "sewing with vintage sheets" cycle. Enjoy!

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  35. Oh, so cute! Thanks for the tute and they look so comfy, I'll stay in them all day for sure!

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  36. Thank you thank you thank you! I just bought a sheet to do this and now I don't have to make up my own tutorial! I can just follow yours! I seriously just bought them like a week ago and have been putting off making them...then I see your tutorial at Sew Mama sew, sweet serendipity!

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  37. Great tutorial, thank you! These look like being my new favourite pants :D

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  38. I used your idea and partially used your tutorial to make these PJ pants for my family. I linked to your blog on my brand new craft blog. :) http://tocraftortocook.blogspot.com/
    Thanks so much!

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  39. Hah! I just put up some of these sheets on my etsy today! I cut them all up though! I was doing a little spring cleaning and realized I just have too much!
    These look great!

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  40. Oh thanks Rebecca.  Youd be surprised how many people emailed me about the sheets that I used for the tutorial.  I mailed off the rest of the supply that I had to England because one gal really needed it.  If I hear of anymore Ill point them to your shop!

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  41. would love to feature this tutorial on my blog.. http://vintagesheets.blogspot.com
    please let me know if that would be all right!

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  42. Hi Jen,
    sorry to get back to you so very late. I did a little experiment and went offline for the summer...it's been a good time away, but soon I will be getting back to the business of blogging and creating.
    Can you tell me what is involved in feature this tutorial on your blog?
    thanks so much.

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  43. How cool are these and I ADORE your pretty yellow VS too. I recently purchased 2 VS with pretty fabric bands and lace - though no where near as pretty as yours I might add - and can't wait to try these. I hope to make a mini pair for my little grand-daughter from the matching pillowcase too. Thanks for sharing - hope it's ok that I shared the link on my blog too.

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  44. Awesome! This is just what I was looking for ... came across some awesome flannel sheets the other day - we don't need them for beds, but I know some kids who'd love some flannel jammie pants!

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  45. Saw these Pinned on Pinterest. Sadly, I can't find the link for the .PDF to download. ;(

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  46. Yes, where'd it go?

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  47. Lol, okay peeps, check out the side bar for the downloadable PDF, also the title in the post body is a hyperlink

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