A friend of mine destashed some awesome Marvel Comic and Batman fabric to me- rather generous yardage. The Marvel fabric is BIG, I mean the print is BIG, if you get my meaning. Too big to be made into small things like bags where the huge details would be lost, so I decided on pajama pants for the kids!
I started out following an online tutorial, but it wasn’t going that well, so I decided to go on an outing to SCRAP. http://www.scrap-sf.org/ I hadn’t been there in years, and the outcome can be really so-so depending on what your expectations are, but I had the feeling I would find the pj pattern I was looking for….
We were very happy with what we found today, and I was very pleased that the wee girl enjoyed it as much as I did! She was very entertained by the quirky items and overall randomness that we found.
I managed to show great restraint and left with the pajama pattern I had envisioned, plus a couple more patterns and some watercolors for the kids. LOTS of the things at SCRAP aren’t labeled, but a sign on the patten cabinet reads “patterns 50 cents, vintage patterns $1-3, so I was super surprised when I was only charged $2 for all of our loot. I stuffed my change into the donation jar.
I hope to get to SCRAP again sometime without the kids so I can wander around without wearing a sleeping toddler or trying to distract a 6 year-old who tends to bore quickly.
At any rate, with the vintage (1982!) pajama pattern, I managed to whip up a pair of pajama pants for the kids, in spite of some rather tricksy behavior on their part. 😉 Tomorrow we shall see how the lengths and waists fit!