My first completed sewing project of 2015 are these jersey knit lounge/pajama pants! Influenced by the late, great "Victoria" magazine, I tend to imagine January as a time for staying indoors... lounging with a cup of tea... looking out at the snow... dreaming of future plans... Hopefully I can catch a few moments to do a bit of "hibernating" in these pants!
I used an old pair of pajama bottoms that were falling apart to make a new pattern, at least for the legs. My old PJs had a more elaborate waistband, but I just wanted something easy and comfortable so I made a foldover yoga waistband. Somehow, as I was making the pattern pieces, the back of the pants ended up too short, so I left these unhemmed so they'd be long enough (you can do that with knits since they don't unravel). Usually I like my garments to be nicely finished, but since these pants are for home, the raw hem doesn't bother me. :)
I bought this jersey knit several years ago at Denver Fabrics and it's been residing in my stash ever since. I never had a clear plan of what to do with it, but I think pajama pants are a perfect answer! The print is so pretty and feminine, perfect for lounging at home.