I haven’t been sewing very much lately, as I’ve been busy with work. I did, however, manage to sew another pair of Simplicity 8179 pajama pants:
These pajama pants are to replace another pair of pajama pants made from the same fabric (but a different pattern). The only modification I’ve made is to leave off the cuff and to take a 2-inch hem, since the pants are quite long.
I’ve already given them to him and he likes them. I personally love the giant pockets.
I haven’t made any progress on the quilt or on the Sew Over It skirt. I actually am thinking I would like to make another pair of Butterick culottes.
I’d been looking for a pattern for pajama pants with pockets for a while when I found Simplicity 8179.
Simplicity 8179 Front View
Simplicity 8179 Side View
I like the way the pocket is formed, with a pocket facing and topstitching.
Simplicity 8179, Lounge Pant Pocket
I sewed a size Large. The fabric is a flannel from JoAnn Fabrics. I decided to not add the leg facing due to the pants already being more than long enough for me, a woman 5’4″ tall. I plan on sewing these again for my husband in the same size.
Simplicity 8179 Lounge Pants
I do like how the pockets are large enough to hold a packet of tissues (essential for the winter sniffles) or a phone. This was a “regaining my sewing energy” project, so it’s not perfect, but I am so happy to have the finished product. I’d like to find an easy top to sew to match.