What: Men's cotton, drawstring pajama pants.
Mission: Switch out the hem for a cute cuff, for beauty and to shorten (shorter, shorter, shorter!) the length.
I thought I measured well enough... but evidently I underestimated the proximity of my legs to the ground.
I did a series of folds and seams, and it looked great, but then I went to do the second one and good grief!!! I could not for the life of me figure out how the heck I did the first one. I made a puzzle, with no solution at the back of the book! Max tried to help me, and Delia tried to help me, and I'd rather not add up the minutes spent trying to figure out two folds. When I finally figured it out, I raced back to the sewing machine, afraid the secret formula would disappear again!
The reason I did not cut the length is that the weight of the extra fabric in the heavy hem keeps the light weight fabric from being too flimsy. It pulls the pant legs down, and makes them more shapely. But, yes... they are still pretty casual. They will also be comfy and light. I sort of want to whip up a second pair. What time does our flight leave?!